Tag: snow

There’s no appreciable difference between and out of bounds skier and most other rescues SAR does.

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Electron Microscope image of a snowflake

Snowflakes look like tiny machines made in factories under high magnification.

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Morning Snow (Martin Heck) from http://headlikeanorange.tumblr.com

Since I can’t be skiing today, I find these animated GIFs of snow to be calming, both from Head Like an Orange.

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Harvey’s Cloud, a weather phenomenon I encountered at Whistler during the 2010 Olympics

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

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

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

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Some musings on the CAA’s Avalanche Search and Rescue seminar for SAR teams considering sending people.

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In my last post on this subject I wrote about how skiers have an advantage over sledders in that they have more opportunity to observe conditions as they travel through terrain. Today, some observations on the flip side of the …

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