Understand and Reduce Risks from Avalanches
By (author) Robert Bolognesi
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Avalanche! by Robert Bolognesi
Book DescriptionThis guidebook, aimed at winter sports enthusiasts and professionals, can help you learn the skill of avalanche prediction. The skill of avalanche prediction is both an art and a science. Mountaineers, skiers, climbers, snowboarders, snowshoers, walkers and all who love winter and snow sports need to learn that skill. Translated by the late Blyth Wright, the guide draws on the expertise of a wide range of professionals involved in mountain activities, as well as first-hand accounts of avalanche scenes from witnesses and survivors, to help you understand and predict avalanches, evaluate the risks and reduce the dangers. This practical, pocket-sized guide is for use on the mountain and during planning. The guide also includes a NivoTest designed to help quantify the risks from avalanches.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781852844738
(155mm x 100mm x 7mm)
Imprint: Cicerone Press
Publisher: Cicerone Press
Publish Date: 25-Jan-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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This practical guidebook is aimed at anyone who wants to acquire or improve their knowledge of snow and avalanche release. It describes the formation and evolution of snow, how to identify the many forms snow takes, and how to assess avalanche risk more precisely and reliably.
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Author Biography - Robert Bolognesi
Robert Bolognesi, PhD, Polytechnic of Lausanne, graduate of the Institute of Alpine Geography, Grenoble, is a former researcher at the Federal Snow and Avalanche Research Centre, Davos, avalanche control practitioner, and founder of METEORISK, specialising in the amelioration of weather-related risks. Translation by Blyth Wright, head of the Scottish Avalanche Information Service.
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