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Best books for Avalanches from an ice climbing perspective? Need suggestions

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Alex Langfield · · Colorado · Joined Dec 2011 · Points: 65

I've read a bunch of books on this, done clincs and stuff. Read freedom of the hills. What are your favorite books? 

Chris Blatchley · · Sammamish, WA · Joined Sep 2016 · Points: 6

i'm reading Staying Alive in Avalanche Terrain right now, though i assume it's already on your list. so far so good. i'm not 100% sure how it changes for ice climbing, other than i think when ice climbing, we rarely bring a beacon/shovel/probe. but also my ice climbing experience is limited and mostly in the northeast.

curt86iroc · · Lakewood, CO · Joined Dec 2014 · Points: 125

Also not ice climbing specific, but the history presented in snowstruck by jill fredston is really interesting. Of note, a good portion of the book is about her life, but there is a lot of avi info embedded.

Thomas G. · · SLC, UT · Joined Feb 2010 · Points: 195

Staying Alive in Avalanche Terrain.

That's THE avalanche book to read, from any perspective. Doesn't matter who you are or what you're doing or how much expeience you have - that's the one. 

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