Avalanche Essentials

The book is profusely illustrated with numerous diagrams and real-life photos. A thorough index rounds things out, making the book useful for research or as a fulcrum during safety classes and seminars.

Author: Bruce Tremper

Publisher: Mountaineers Books

ISBN: 9781594857188

Category: Sports & Recreation

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Avalanche safety educator Bruce Tremper’s recently published Avalanche Essentials is a terrific little tome that condenses the conventional wisdom into 189 pages. The book is profusely illustrated with numerous diagrams and real-life photos. A thorough index rounds things out, making the book useful for research or as a fulcrum during safety classes and seminars. -- Wildsnow.com CLICK HERE to download the first chapter on "How Dangerous Is The Brain" from Avalanche Essentials * Easy-to-understand safety tips and checklists to help anyone stay safer in avalanche terrain * Small, take-along resource to reference in the field and assist decision making * Companion to Staying Alive in Avalanche Terrain, the bestselling avalanche text in the U.S. Winter athletes don’t necessarily want to be snow scientists, but playing in avalanche country does require basic knowledge of the risks in order to stay safe. This new guide by renowned avalanche expert Bruce Tremper is simple, accessible, and offers just the basics — an Everyman’s guide to avalanche safety that won’t overtax your average ski bums, but will keep them safe when they’re going for 12 consecutive months of powder. Avalanche Essentials is for everyone who wants to learn the fundamentals of avalanche awareness, focusing on systems and checklists, step-by-step procedures, decision-making aids, visual terrain and weather cues, rescue techniques, gear, and more. Avalanche Essentials is intended for broader use by skiers, snowboarders, snowmobilers, hikers, climbers, and snowshoers. Because it steers clear of more complex topics (e.g., snow metamorphism), it’s perfect for generalists as well as anyone who has studied avalanche safety and likes to keep a pocket reference while in potentially dangerous terrain.
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Essentials of Econophysics Modelling

toppled during the avalanche. These sequences are paths delimiting the avalanche from the left and right sides, as we also show schematically in Fig. 3.1. To prove that, we proceed by induction. Indeed, the avalanche starts on a single ...

Author: Frantisek Slanina

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199299683

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 432

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This book is a course in methods and models rooted in physics and used in modelling economic and social phenomena. It covers the discipline of econophysics, which creates an interface between physics and economics. Besides the main theme, it touches on the theory of complex networks and simulations of social phenomena in general. After a brief historical introduction, the book starts with a list of basic empirical data and proceeds to thorough investigation of mathematical and computer models. Many of the models are based on hypotheses of the behaviour of simplified agents. These comprise strategic thinking, imitation, herding, and the gem of econophysics, the so-called minority game. At the same time, many other models view the economic processes as interactions of inanimate particles. Here, the methods of physics are especially useful. Examples of systems modelled in such a way include books of stock-market orders, and redistribution of wealth among individuals. Network effects are investigated in the interaction of economic agents. The book also describes how to model phenomena like cooperation and emergence of consensus. The book will be of benefit to graduate students and researchers in both Physics and Economics.
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Avalanche Pocket Guide

Full-color fold-out guide with the most critical quick info that skiers, snowboarders, and other mountain enthusiasts need while in the winter backcountry Carry-along complement to Tremper's best-selling Staying Alive in Avalanche Terrain ...

Author: Bruce Tremper

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ISBN: 1594857199

Category: Sports & Recreation

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12 panel laminated pocket guide Waterproof, pocket-sized, quick reference for evaluating and managing avalanche danger while you're in the backcountry. Full-color fold-out guide with the most critical quick info that skiers, snowboarders, and other mountain enthusiasts need while in the winter backcountry Carry-along complement to Tremper's best-selling Staying Alive in Avalanche Terrain and Avalanche Essentials: A Step-by-Step System for Safety and Survival The Avalanche Pocket Guide includes quick and visual safety reminders: the 5 As and 2 Cs to consider when evaluating avalanche terrain; the trusty Tremper Terrain-o-Meter; a snowpack stability checklist; quick review of snowpack stability tests, low-risk travel ritual; a gear checklist; Avalanche Smart Card graphic that pulls it all together; beacon search tips; and more.
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Essentials of Home Inspection Roofing

Avalanche Guards If the house is 25 years old and has an original roofing material with no eave protection , yet you can find no evidence of damage from ice damming , it is difficult to justify a recommendation to add eave protection .

Author: Carson Dunlop & Associates

Publisher: Dearborn Real Estate

ISBN: 0793180708

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 432

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Mountaineering Freedom of the Hills

Avalanche Aware: The Essential Guide to Avalanche Safety. ... Allen & Mike's Avalanche Book: A Guide to Staying Safe in Avalanche Terrain. ... Avalanche Essentials: A Step-by-Step System for Safety and Survival.

Author: The Mountaineers

Publisher: Mountaineers Books

ISBN: 9781680510058

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 624

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“The definitive guide to mountains and climbing . . .”—Conrad Anker For nearly 60 years it’s been revered as the “bible” of mountaineering–and now it’s even better than ever • The best-selling instructional text for new and intermediate climbers for more than half a century • New edition—fully updated techniques and all-new illustrations • Researched and written by a team of expert climbers Mountaineering: The Freedom of the Hills is the text beloved by generations of new climbers—the standard for climbing education around the world where it has been translated into 12 languages. For the all-new 9th Edition, committees comprosed of active climbers and climbing educators reviewed every chapter of instruction, and discussed updates with staff from the American Alpine Club (AAC), the American Institute for Avalanche Research and Education (AIARE), and the Access Fund. They also worked with professional members of the American Mountain Guides Association (AMGA), to review their work and ensure that the updated textbook includes the most current best practices for both alpine and rock climbing instruction. From gear selection to belay and repel techniques, from glacier travel to rope work, to safety, safety, and more safety—there is no more comprehensive and thoroughly vetted training manual for climbing than the standard set by Mountaineering: The Freedom of the Hills, 9th Edition. Significant updates to this edition include: • New alignment with AAC’s nationwide universal belay standard • Expanded and more detailed avalanche safety info, including how to better understand avalanches, evaluate hazards, travel safely in avy terrain, and locate and rescue a fellow climber in an avalanche • Newly revamped chapters on clothing and camping • All-new illustrations reflecting the latest gear and techniques—created by artist John McMullen, former art director of Climbing magazine • Review of and contributions to multiple sections by AMGA-certified guides • Fresh approach to the Ten Essentials—now making the iconic list easier to recall
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Dragons in the Snow

His books—Staying Alive in Avalanche Terrain and Avalanche Essentials: A Step-by-Step System for Safety and Survival, among others —are widely read by novice backcountry travelers and by hardcore free skiers looking to fortify their ...

Author: Ed Power

Publisher: Mountaineers Books

ISBN: 9781680512977

Category: Sports & Recreation

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Edward Power sets the reader down in the midst of a February 2017 blizzard that raked Utah’s Uinta Range as nine snowboarders made their way into the backcountry for a day of intense adventure. As the boarders were taking their first turns, expert avalanche forecaster Craig Gordon was tracking the storm and its impact, posting one of the most dire avalanche forecasts and warnings in his career. In Dragons in the Snow, Power delves into the research and science behind avalanche forecasting and rescue, weaving in the art of backcountry skiing as well as dramatic tales of avalanche accidents, rescues, and recoveries. And he paints compelling portraits of the men and women who have made the study of avalanches their life’s work. The tales told by these avalanche forecasters, as well as the stories of the backcountry riders who may "wake the dragon" make for not just a compelling read, but also a powerful tool for raising avalanche awareness in everyone who plays in the winter backcountry.
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Avalanche Dynamics

3.2 The SH-Model, Reduced to its Essentials Let us commence with a derivation of the SH-equations, reduced to their essentials. We follow a simple “strength of materials approach” that will disclose the most significant properties of ...

Author: S.P. Pudasaini

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9783540326878

Category: Science

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Avalanches, mudflows and landslides are common and natural phenomena that occur in mountainous regions. With an emphasis on snow avalanches, this book provides a survey and discussion about the motion of avalanche-like flows from initiation to run out. An important aspect of this book is the formulation and investigation of a simple but appropriate continuum mechanical model for the realistic prediction of geophysical flows of granular material.
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Secrets of the Greatest Snow on Earth

Avalanche Essentials Avalanches are torrents of moving snow that may contain rocks, dirt, or ice and come in several varieties. The deadliest is the slab avalanche, in which an entire plate of snow fractures from the snowpack and breaks ...

Author: Jim Steenburgh

Publisher: University Press of Colorado

ISBN: 9781492016809

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 224

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Utah has long claimed to have the greatest snow on Earth—the state itself has even trademarked the phrase. In Secrets of the Greatest Snow on Earth, Jim Steenburgh investigates Wasatch weather, exposing the myths, explaining the reality, and revealing how and why Utah's powder lives up to its reputation. Steenburgh also examines ski and snowboard regions beyond Utah, making this book a meteorological guide to mountain weather and snow climates around the world. Chapters explore mountain weather, avalanches and snow safety, historical accounts of weather events and snow conditions, and the basics of climate and weather forecasting. Steenburgh explains what creates the best snow for skiing and snowboarding in accurate and accessible language and illustrates his points with 150 color photographs, making Secrets of the Greatest Snow on Earth a helpful tool for planning vacations and staying safe during mountain adventures. Snowriders, weather enthusiasts, meteorologists, students of snow science, and anyone who dreams of deep powder and bluebird skies will want to get their gloves on Secrets of the Greatest Snow on Earth.
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Snowshoe Routes Washington 3rd Ed

Avalanches are most common on a slope of 30 to 45 degrees, but they can and do release on slopes as gentle as 25 ... More detailed information is readily available in a number of excellent books, including Avalanche Essentials: A ...

Author: Dan Nelson

Publisher: Mountaineers Books

ISBN: 9781594859205

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 272

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• 100 routes, reorganized and reviewed for this edition • 15 all-new routes • New photographs throughout Snowshoe Routes: Washington, 3rd Edition puts you on the 100 best trails in the state, all within easy driving from major cities! Among other improvements, this new edition offers an expanded at-a-glance chart, featuring new categories for camping options, parking places, dog-friendly routes, and relative avalanche risk. In addition, routes have been reorganized into 9 regions.
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How to Ice Climb

Autonomy, Mastery and Purpose in the Avalanche Patch by Bruce Kay (self- published, 2015). Ice and Mixed Climbing, 2nd ed., by Will Gadd (Mountaineers Books, 2020). Avalanche Essentials: A Step- by- Step System for Safety and Survival, ...

Author: Tim Banfield

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781493031351

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 288

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Ice climbing continues to grow more popular every year. Advances in equipment and technique have helped make the sport accessible to a wide variety of outdoor enthusiasts. How to Ice Climb! is the most complete and up-to-date reference available on the sport. Sean Isaac and Tim Banfield provide essential information for beginners and valuable tips for experts. Starting with an overview of the history of ice climbing, the authors move on to cover equipment selection, approach strategies, avalanche safety, hazard management, movement skills, anchor systems, overhanging ice, mixed climbing, and more. All facets of ice climbing are thoroughly examined and explained. Full color photos complement the text to make How to Ice Climb! the most complete resource available. LOOK INSIDE FOR: Expert advice Tricks and techniques Full color photos Inspiration and motivation
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