Tag: avalanche

Avalanche Journal Article on UAVs in SAR

A link to my article in the Canadian Avalanche Association’s publication, The Avalanche Journal

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Avalanche Transceivers and Tin Foil

A demonstration of the attenuation of of the signal of an avalanche transceiver by an order of magnitude when wrapped in foil; how this affects you.

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BCA Tracker 3 Avalanche Transceiver

I got a first look at the BCA Tracker 3 Avalanche Beacon last week.

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Avalanche Bulletins on a Map

I put together a proof of concept to put the Canadian Avalanche Centre’s Avalanche Bulletins on an interactive, full screen Google Map.

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The Autoimmune Expedition

My friend Peter Marshall is climbing Mount Rainier to raise funds and awareness for Autoimmune Disease. He could use your help: Autoimmune Expedition

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Canadian Avalanche Air Bag study

A recently released series of reports on the effectiveness of Avalanche Air Bags in Canada gives us the first evidence that they are effective.

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The SnowBe Beacon

There’s an article over on the UnofficialNetworks blog about a new piece of “avalanche safety gear” made by a company called Snow-Beacon. The article, which I encourage you to read for yourself, describes the “SnowBe” as the “THE MOST DANGEROUS

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Discrepancy between Whistler and CAC avalanche reports

The author wonders why there’s a discrepancy between the avalanche bulletin written by the CAC and Whistler/Blackcomb.

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Beacons vs Transceivers again

It seems that people are still confused about the difference between an emergency locator *beacon* and an avalanche *transceiver*

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Sledder Situational Awareness again

The S.T.O.P. tool designed to encourage sledders to develop situational awareness and be safer in avalanche terrain

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