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Avalanche Discussion Experiment Marcus 12 13818 11/16/15, 07:25 AM
by ChuckM
12/31/17 Voltair recall. Did u keep or return? slacker 2 647 01/22/18, 04:49 PM
by mikerolfs
Jan 23, 2018, Avalanche Kusatsu-Shirane Volcano blitz 3 777 01/25/18, 09:24 AM
by thunderchief
Is NWAC website Down? skibacks 0 813 04/08/18, 12:35 PM
by skibacks
Fatal avalanche accident, March 10, 2018 Charlie Hagedorn 0 914 03/10/18, 08:19 PM
by Charlie Hagedorn
New NWAC snowpack information exchange Jeff_Ward 0 995 12/06/12, 01:00 PM
by Jeff_Ward
Pro Guiding Service avie courses posted! Chris S 0 1020 10/23/12, 08:37 AM
by Chris S
Utah 11/12 Season Overview Video Charlie Hagedorn 1 1108 11/07/12, 10:15 AM
by fresh
Early season snow pack observations... Jason4 0 1137 10/22/12, 10:19 AM
by Jason4
Avalanche Transceiver Check bc_skier 0 1144 11/25/12, 08:49 AM
by bc_skier
3) What makes weak layers persistent? garyabrill 1 1184 12/22/11, 04:47 PM
by CookieMonster
1-23-18 Large climate-change avalanches vogtski 3 1202 01/27/18, 10:51 AM
by markharf
Free base grinds in Rock Face pipedream 0 1209 02/01/12, 10:32 PM
by pipedream
NY Times on Feb 2012 Stevens Pass Avalanche komo 0 1231 12/20/12, 12:33 PM
by komo
Terrain Selection and Travel Techniques bc_skier 0 1242 03/27/12, 09:16 PM
by bc_skier
2) What snowpack structures are most dangerous? garyabrill 1 1280 12/20/11, 02:16 PM
by CookieMonster
1/1/13 Conditions Update from Stevens Pass Patrol Marcus 0 1299 01/04/13, 12:23 PM
by Marcus
Deep Snow Hazard or Avy? jdclimber 0 1327 12/20/12, 06:59 PM
by jdclimber
Behavior and results of a weak layer Edgesport 2 1330 02/02/12, 12:37 PM
by VerticallyInclined
Here's a good one Scotsman 0 1331 02/01/12, 10:47 AM
by Scotsman
Another article on backcountry decision making silaswild 1 1336 12/07/12, 05:28 PM
by Stimbuck
Route finding exercises Scotsman 2 1350 10/24/12, 09:35 AM
by Marcus
Adams SW Chute jimmyclimbs 2 1359 10/07/17, 11:50 AM
by river59
Swiss Avalanche Decision Matrix ashcan 2 1424 12/07/12, 08:10 PM
by Mattski
Online avalanche course zestysticks 1 1437 02/20/13, 08:19 PM
by highflyingpilot
Video of climax avalanche in ski resort in France Broz 1 1464 03/06/12, 11:49 AM
by VerticallyInclined
A unique approach to avalanche avoidance Andrew Carey 1 1475 12/27/11, 06:15 PM
by garyabrill
10 essentials Andrew Carey 0 1529 12/18/11, 04:49 PM
by Andrew Carey
B.C. avalanche control Andrew Carey 2 1536 11/28/12, 09:03 PM
by niko
Transceivers and EM Interference pipedream 2 1548 01/30/12, 10:05 AM
by garyabrill
The Snowy Torrents: Avy accident books FREE online Amar Andalkar 1 1559 03/02/12, 10:04 AM
by cumulus
ESPN Avy Series---Good Read Scotsman 3 1587 10/18/12, 06:03 PM
by Lynden Don
5) What happens to weak layers in the long run? garyabrill 1 1597 02/21/12, 05:29 PM
by rlsg
Mt Baker slack country ""Lost and Found" pred 2 1626 02/02/12, 05:12 AM
by curmudgeon
Deep Slab Tutorial w Caroline Gleich Edgesport 2 1628 02/13/12, 02:27 PM
by garyabrill
Online Route-finding exercises reddirt 2 1629 03/25/12, 08:45 PM
by Edgesport
new Ortovox 3+ with battery mykuhl 5 1630 11/27/12, 01:08 PM
by mykuhl
Another decision flow chart silaswild 1 1634 02/11/12, 09:04 AM
by davidG
Avalanche involvements, March 3, 2018 Charlie Hagedorn 5 1641 03/05/18, 01:11 PM
by Charlie Hagedorn
Video of 25 min burial and live recovery hefeweizen 1 1674 03/10/12, 09:05 AM
by ron j
Avalanche fatality in Revelstoke backcountry VerticallyInclined 0 1730 03/13/12, 02:32 PM
by VerticallyInclined
Large slide in Kendall ridge's south chute Marcus 1 1741 03/06/12, 08:51 PM
by cumulus
Avalanche fatal incident, March 4, 2018 Charlie Hagedorn 3 1759 03/15/18, 08:32 AM
by ron j
Analysis of Ranger Peak Avalanche, Tetons, Mar2012 Amar Andalkar 1 1772 03/29/12, 10:52 AM
by Charlie Hagedorn
1/12 Going Deep workshop Series on Communication NWAC 0 1790 01/09/17, 03:08 PM
by NWAC
Interesting Avy Control Approach - via Italy tortiseshell 2 1800 04/05/12, 09:38 PM
by trees4me
Crystal BC 2/19 Burial and Rescue Marcus 1 1813 02/27/12, 03:08 PM
by Scotsman
4) Why can weak layers be triggered long after for garyabrill 3 1867 12/27/11, 06:24 PM
by garyabrill
Montana avalanche fatality AlpineRose 3 1879 10/14/17, 04:59 PM
by rlsg
First avalanche fatality of the season. Scotsman 0 1911 10/24/12, 01:03 PM
by Scotsman
Phantom 4/6/2011 Thread Marcus 1 1920 12/10/11, 11:09 PM
by peteyboy
Cornice Collapse Near Miss bwalt822 3 1950 02/07/12, 07:32 PM
by Edgesport
Beacon Battery's intermittent jtack 0 1980 01/12/17, 08:33 AM
by jtack
Persistent Slabs in the Northwest clevo 10 2020 04/03/18, 01:20 PM
by Jason4
11/24/2016 NWAC now Avalanche Forecasting NWAC 0 2033 11/24/16, 06:19 PM
by NWAC
Personal Rules otter 4 2046 12/09/11, 02:32 PM
by CookieMonster
Ian McCammon speaking in Port Angeles 1/14 Stormking 0 2076 01/06/17, 09:30 AM
by Stormking
Close up photo of surface hoar cchapin 3 2090 01/13/12, 11:03 PM
by RyanPete81
Mt Hood - High Avy forecast 2/28 river59 3 2133 03/02/17, 03:37 PM
by river59
Scenarios 1 Koda 5 2134 12/08/11, 07:07 PM
by ron j
Spire Gulch Avy. Prediction , Spring 2017 ? SKIER-X 1 2146 03/21/17, 03:10 PM
by SKIER-X
Decision Making for Experienced Bc Travelers DenisSeattle 2 2168 03/22/12, 03:57 PM
by NWAC
Andrew Mclean's 10 tips for avy avoidance Scotsman 3 2179 02/24/12, 09:05 AM
by Koda
Glacier Park Fatality Brandonee 0 2223 01/06/17, 08:24 PM
by Brandonee
Slide: The Avalanche Podcast bbrelje 1 2255 01/14/17, 12:13 PM
by Brett
Recent snowpack obs. btbd 3 2258 05/09/12, 09:55 AM
by btbd
2/9 NWAC Going Deep Lecture Series: Human Factors NWAC 1 2264 01/25/18, 09:19 AM
by BCSchonwald
Niseko Japan out of bounds avalanche fatality Randy 1 2295 02/27/17, 12:13 PM
by chuck
March 2017 Cedar Creek avalanche - Wenatchee World Lowell_Skoog 2 2400 03/20/17, 01:10 PM
by Lowell_Skoog
3/19/13 spearhead glacier avi near whistler blitz 1 2404 03/22/13, 06:59 PM
by ski2fly
Communications Checklists otter 5 2420 01/11/12, 02:13 PM
by Robert Connor
Snowmobiler incident eastern Wa. rippy 4 2429 02/01/12, 07:10 AM
by 0321Recon
20' crown at shuksan arm? sastrugi slicer 0 2430 02/19/17, 10:29 AM
by sastrugi slicer
Instability - Stevens Pass Side Country 4/13/13 SYates 0 2490 04/13/13, 06:11 PM
by SYates
Springstability cumulus 0 2538 06/05/13, 01:45 PM
by cumulus
Common BC radio channel? Jason4 4 2592 03/28/17, 03:28 PM
by Jason4
Two Teenagers killed in Alpental Valley hillybilly 9 2604 03/08/18, 04:32 PM
by Good2Go
White Pass Avy fatility dbrannon 0 2652 12/28/16, 02:46 PM
by dbrannon
Rogers Pass Avalanche Fatality Gregg_C 1 2674 03/28/13, 09:41 AM
by Skier of the Hood
Wisdom from Wounds - an avalanche reflection Edgesport 2 2696 03/05/13, 07:27 PM
by Scole
risks of current warming RonL 4 2718 03/29/13, 08:02 PM
by Chuck C
Whistler snowboarder survives avalanche helmet cam slacker 3 2785 01/13/17, 11:12 AM
by blackdog102395
Great article March 18th by neighbor Karl Klassen garyabrill 5 2800 03/24/17, 04:13 PM
by rlsg
Avi Gear in summer? Koda 7 2838 07/10/12, 09:18 PM
by Lowell_Skoog
Avalanche video from Europe Chuck C 5 2841 03/22/13, 10:37 PM
by silaswild
"near surface facetting" interested study.. rlsg 0 2857 01/07/14, 07:28 PM
by rlsg
Avy Hazard thoughts Memorial Weekend 2013 Griff 4 2880 05/24/13, 12:53 PM
by Scotsman
Powder Guide: Managing Avalanche Risk all mtn 0 2901 01/04/14, 07:55 PM
by all mtn
Northway Rescue Helmet-cam Charlie Hagedorn 7 2905 01/11/13, 07:45 AM
by JPH
snowfall, avalanche ? all mtn 0 2908 01/03/14, 12:51 PM
by all mtn
dec 23, av. - Alta/ inbounds all mtn 0 2911 12/23/13, 06:55 PM
by all mtn
Avalanche Accident Wash. Pass 2/28/17 SKIER-X 0 2918 03/01/17, 12:38 PM
by SKIER-X
AIARE 1 and BC Ski Course 2014 Oyvind_Henningsen 0 2922 10/11/13, 10:17 AM
by Oyvind_Henningsen
Transceivers and Cell Phones r1de 7 2933 01/16/13, 01:26 PM
by Double E
Feb 25, 2018 - Mirror Lake snowmobile avalanche Lowell_Skoog 6 2956 02/27/18, 11:40 AM
by kurthicks
1) What are weak layers and why are they dangerous garyabrill 9 2957 02/16/12, 07:29 PM
by garyabrill
BCA Safety Alert - Float Trigger Voluntary Recall Chris S 0 2983 10/15/13, 09:40 PM
by Chris S
sierra 13/14 all mtn 0 3007 12/20/13, 01:15 PM
by all mtn
av. fatality at Kicking Horse, B C dec. 20 all mtn 0 3013 12/23/13, 06:33 PM
by all mtn
Cherry Bowl, Avalanche Canada educational feature kamtron 1 3016 11/28/16, 06:42 AM
by lefty72
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