Scheduled on Dec 13, 2006
Avalanche Awareness Clinic with Markus Beck - Myths and Facts of Traveling in Avalanche Terrain
Avalanches are a common and spectacular occurrence in the snowy mountains, but in their physical beauty, they hide a brutal truth. There are as many myths about avalanches as there are snowflakes... and no snowflake is the same! These misperceptions about avalanches can have dire consequences: Every year, people get hurt or die in the winter backcountry due to avalanches. Colorado is known for its champagne powder, but also as the nationwide leader of avalanche accidents. Join Alpine World Ascents, a Boulder based professional mountain guide outfit, for an informative and entertaining avalanche awareness clinic. With many slides and comprehensive explanations, you will be introduced to the avalanche phenomenon learning about terrain, weather, snow pack, and human factors that influence decision making. Show starts at 8:00.