Avalanche: Understand and Reduce the Risks from Avalanches (Cicerone Mini-guides)

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'The majority of mountaineers say they know something of the snow and its lifecycle including its ability to avalanche. However, the majority of us are not snow 'experts', yet we sometimes educate others about snow, its deposition and avalanche possibility. Welcome another helpline in the field of snow science. Two little 'mini-guide' books of knowledge aimed at those who want to know more about Snow and its ability to Avalanche. Originally written by Robert Bolognesi and translated by Blyth Wright. These books include a lifetimes' knowledge, yet are written in a simple, informative way and include numerous clear pictures and diagrams to aid the interpretation of the information included in the text. One of the best features of both of these books is that they come in a neat plastic cover, allowing them to be taken out into the weather whilst being afforded some protection from the elements. They each include a card that can be used practically in the field. Avalanche comes with a NivoTest card designed to help quantify the risks from avalanches. The Snow mini-guide comes with a handy snow crystal card for identifying crystals in the snow layer. The books read through in a methodical manner with chapters including how snow changes, snow measurements and interpretation in Snow and personal accounts, risk assessment and reducing the risk in Avalanche. The outcomes of each book being to suggest rules of thumb for making educated guesses and understanding avalanche phenomenon, whereas Snow details the formation and evolution of snow, and shows practical methods of examining and analysing snow cover. The books would be at home on the bookshelf of the occasional winter mountaineer, skier, snowboarder, as they are with the Winter ML or MIC or guide.' (Dave Brown / AMI news)'The small size of this attractive new series launched by Cicerone will make them very suitable for carrying on the hill. All are well illustrated with colour photos, sketches and map, and have solid plastic covers.Snow and Avalanche! follows from the other, and their subtitles adequately describe their contents. The photographs and sketches in both are very clear.Avalanche! is a bit more skier-orientated, but a section on risk assessment is valuable for everyone skiing or snow-climbing. It has a Nivo-test card to help assess the risk.'(Irish Mountain Log / Summer 2007)Check out the reviews on the following websites: Scotclimb.org.uk

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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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Verlag: Cicerone Press Jan 2007 (2007)
ISBN 10: 1852844736 ISBN 13: 9781852844738
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Buchbeschreibung Cicerone Press Jan 2007, 2007. Taschenbuch. Buchzustand: Neu. 151x167x9 mm. Neuware - A practical pocket guidebook to help you learn the skill of snow avalanche prediction. Aimed at all winter snow sports enthusiasts, you can learn the skill of avalanche prediction, understand and predict avalanches, evaluate the risks and reduce the dangers. The book includes a Nivotest designed to help quantify risks from avalanches. 112 pp. Englisch. Artikel-Nr. 9781852844738

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