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This 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 Details

ISBN: 9781852844738
ISBN-10: 1852844736
Format: Paperback
(155mm x 100mm x 7mm)
Pages: 112
Imprint: Cicerone Press
Publisher: Cicerone Press
Publish Date: 25-Jan-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom


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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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