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Avalanche Discussion Experiment Marcus 12 12988 11/16/15, 07:25 AM
by ChuckM
12/31/17 Voltair recall. Did u keep or return? slacker 0 143 12/31/17, 03:37 PM
by slacker
Adams SW Chute jimmyclimbs 2 742 10/07/17, 11:50 AM
by river59
New NWAC snowpack information exchange Jeff_Ward 0 968 12/06/12, 01:00 PM
by Jeff_Ward
Pro Guiding Service avie courses posted! Chris S 0 991 10/23/12, 08:37 AM
by Chris S
Utah 11/12 Season Overview Video Charlie Hagedorn 1 1074 11/07/12, 10:15 AM
by fresh
Early season snow pack observations... Jason4 0 1111 10/22/12, 10:19 AM
by Jason4
Avalanche Transceiver Check bc_skier 0 1111 11/25/12, 08:49 AM
by bc_skier
3) What makes weak layers persistent? garyabrill 1 1155 12/22/11, 04:47 PM
by CookieMonster
Free base grinds in Rock Face pipedream 0 1177 02/01/12, 10:32 PM
by pipedream
Montana avalanche fatality AlpineRose 3 1201 10/14/17, 04:59 PM
by rlsg
NY Times on Feb 2012 Stevens Pass Avalanche komo 0 1207 12/20/12, 12:33 PM
by komo
Terrain Selection and Travel Techniques bc_skier 0 1215 03/27/12, 09:16 PM
by bc_skier
2) What snowpack structures are most dangerous? garyabrill 1 1251 12/20/11, 02:16 PM
by CookieMonster
bc 8 Heli-Free North Cascades 0 1254 12/03/11, 02:05 PM
by Heli-Free North Cascades
1/1/13 Conditions Update from Stevens Pass Patrol Marcus 0 1257 01/04/13, 12:23 PM
by Marcus
Behavior and results of a weak layer Edgesport 2 1290 02/02/12, 12:37 PM
by VerticallyInclined
Deep Snow Hazard or Avy? jdclimber 0 1299 12/20/12, 06:59 PM
by jdclimber
Here's a good one Scotsman 0 1302 02/01/12, 10:47 AM
by Scotsman
Another article on backcountry decision making silaswild 1 1310 12/07/12, 05:28 PM
by Stimbuck
Route finding exercises Scotsman 2 1325 10/24/12, 09:35 AM
by Marcus
Swiss Avalanche Decision Matrix ashcan 2 1397 12/07/12, 08:10 PM
by Mattski
Online avalanche course zestysticks 1 1401 02/20/13, 08:19 PM
by highflyingpilot
A unique approach to avalanche avoidance Andrew Carey 1 1431 12/27/11, 06:15 PM
by garyabrill
Video of climax avalanche in ski resort in France Broz 1 1439 03/06/12, 11:49 AM
by VerticallyInclined
10 essentials Andrew Carey 0 1485 12/18/11, 04:49 PM
by Andrew Carey
B.C. avalanche control Andrew Carey 2 1505 11/28/12, 09:03 PM
by niko
Transceivers and EM Interference pipedream 2 1516 01/30/12, 10:05 AM
by garyabrill
The Snowy Torrents: Avy accident books FREE online Amar Andalkar 1 1533 03/02/12, 10:04 AM
by cumulus
ESPN Avy Series---Good Read Scotsman 3 1557 10/18/12, 06:03 PM
by Lynden Don
5) What happens to weak layers in the long run? garyabrill 1 1559 02/21/12, 05:29 PM
by rlsg
Another decision flow chart silaswild 1 1560 02/11/12, 09:04 AM
by davidG
1/12 Going Deep workshop Series on Communication NWAC 0 1584 01/09/17, 03:08 PM
by NWAC
Deep Slab Tutorial w Caroline Gleich Edgesport 2 1586 02/13/12, 02:27 PM
by garyabrill
Online Route-finding exercises reddirt 2 1595 03/25/12, 08:45 PM
by Edgesport
Mt Baker slack country ""Lost and Found" pred 2 1596 02/02/12, 05:12 AM
by curmudgeon
new Ortovox 3+ with battery mykuhl 5 1602 11/27/12, 01:08 PM
by mykuhl
Video of 25 min burial and live recovery hefeweizen 1 1645 03/10/12, 09:05 AM
by ron j
Avalanche fatality in Revelstoke backcountry VerticallyInclined 0 1693 03/13/12, 02:32 PM
by VerticallyInclined
Large slide in Kendall ridge's south chute Marcus 1 1716 03/06/12, 08:51 PM
by cumulus
Analysis of Ranger Peak Avalanche, Tetons, Mar2012 Amar Andalkar 1 1740 03/29/12, 10:52 AM
by Charlie Hagedorn
Interesting Avy Control Approach - via Italy tortiseshell 2 1762 04/05/12, 09:38 PM
by trees4me
Beacon Battery's intermittent jtack 1 1776 01/12/17, 09:15 AM
by Heli-Free North Cascades
Crystal BC 2/19 Burial and Rescue Marcus 1 1784 02/27/12, 03:08 PM
by Scotsman
2/9 NWAC Going Deep Lecture Series: Human Factors NWAC 1 1803 01/08/18, 06:42 PM
by Heli-Free North Cascades
11/24/2016 NWAC now Avalanche Forecasting NWAC 0 1817 11/24/16, 06:19 PM
by NWAC
4) Why can weak layers be triggered long after for garyabrill 3 1818 12/27/11, 06:24 PM
by garyabrill
Phantom 4/6/2011 Thread Marcus 1 1858 12/10/11, 11:09 PM
by peteyboy
Mt Hood - High Avy forecast 2/28 river59 3 1862 03/02/17, 03:37 PM
by river59
Ian McCammon speaking in Port Angeles 1/14 Stormking 1 1864 01/08/17, 09:28 AM
by Heli-Free North Cascades
Cornice Collapse Near Miss bwalt822 3 1879 02/07/12, 07:32 PM
by Edgesport
First avalanche fatality of the season. Scotsman 0 1884 10/24/12, 01:03 PM
by Scotsman
Spire Gulch Avy. Prediction , Spring 2017 ? SKIER-X 1 1912 03/21/17, 03:10 PM
by SKIER-X
Niseko Japan out of bounds avalanche fatality Randy 1 1917 02/27/17, 12:13 PM
by chuck
Persistant Deep Slabs Heli-Free North Cascades 0 1919 04/05/17, 01:46 PM
by Heli-Free North Cascades
Slide: The Avalanche Podcast bbrelje 1 2010 01/14/17, 12:13 PM
by Brett
Personal Rules otter 4 2011 12/09/11, 02:32 PM
by CookieMonster
Glacier Park Fatality Brandonee 0 2026 01/06/17, 08:24 PM
by Brandonee
Close up photo of surface hoar cchapin 3 2052 01/13/12, 11:03 PM
by RyanPete81
20' crown at shuksan arm? sastrugi slicer 0 2079 02/19/17, 10:29 AM
by sastrugi slicer
Scenarios 1 Koda 6 2091 12/08/11, 07:07 PM
by ron j
March 2017 Cedar Creek avalanche - Wenatchee World Lowell_Skoog 2 2096 03/20/17, 01:10 PM
by Lowell_Skoog
Decision Making for Experienced Bc Travelers DenisSeattle 2 2097 03/22/12, 03:57 PM
by NWAC
Andrew Mclean's 10 tips for avy avoidance Scotsman 3 2146 02/24/12, 09:05 AM
by Koda
Common BC radio channel? Jason4 6 2162 03/28/17, 06:11 PM
by Heli-Free North Cascades
Recent snowpack obs. btbd 3 2191 05/09/12, 09:55 AM
by btbd
Communications Checklists otter 5 2373 01/11/12, 02:13 PM
by Robert Connor
3/19/13 spearhead glacier avi near whistler blitz 1 2375 03/22/13, 06:59 PM
by ski2fly
Great article March 18th by neighbor Karl Klassen garyabrill 7 2388 03/24/17, 04:13 PM
by rlsg
Snowmobiler incident eastern Wa. rippy 4 2400 02/01/12, 07:10 AM
by 0321Recon
White Pass Avy fatility dbrannon 0 2433 12/28/16, 02:46 PM
by dbrannon
Instability - Stevens Pass Side Country 4/13/13 SYates 0 2460 04/13/13, 06:11 PM
by SYates
Whistler snowboarder survives avalanche helmet cam slacker 3 2494 01/13/17, 11:12 AM
by blackdog102395
Springstability cumulus 0 2511 06/05/13, 01:45 PM
by cumulus
Rogers Pass Avalanche Fatality Gregg_C 1 2646 03/28/13, 09:41 AM
by Skier of the Hood
Avalanche Accident Wash. Pass 2/28/17 SKIER-X 3 2656 03/04/17, 08:21 PM
by Heli-Free North Cascades
Wisdom from Wounds - an avalanche reflection Edgesport 2 2664 03/05/13, 07:27 PM
by Scole
risks of current warming RonL 4 2689 03/29/13, 08:02 PM
by Chuck C
Seattle Times on WSDOT Avalanche Control gscruggs 7 2697 02/27/17, 04:29 PM
by tortiseshell
Terrain Tricks To Tame Your Stoke Edgesport 2 2753 12/24/16, 11:05 PM
by peteyboy
Northway Rescue Helmet-cam Charlie Hagedorn 7 2774 01/11/13, 07:45 AM
by JPH
Cherry Bowl, Avalanche Canada educational feature kamtron 1 2780 11/28/16, 06:42 AM
by lefty72
Avalanche video from Europe Chuck C 5 2784 03/22/13, 10:37 PM
by silaswild
Avi Gear in summer? Koda 7 2803 07/10/12, 09:18 PM
by Lowell_Skoog
"near surface facetting" interested study.. rlsg 0 2811 01/07/14, 07:28 PM
by rlsg
Avy Hazard thoughts Memorial Weekend 2013 Griff 4 2844 05/24/13, 12:53 PM
by Scotsman
Transceivers and Cell Phones r1de 7 2846 01/16/13, 01:26 PM
by Double E
Powder Guide: Managing Avalanche Risk all mtn 0 2862 01/04/14, 07:55 PM
by all mtn
snowfall, avalanche ? all mtn 0 2865 01/03/14, 12:51 PM
by all mtn
dec 23, av. - Alta/ inbounds all mtn 0 2878 12/23/13, 06:55 PM
by all mtn
AIARE 1 and BC Ski Course 2014 Oyvind_Henningsen 0 2893 10/11/13, 10:17 AM
by Oyvind_Henningsen
1) What are weak layers and why are they dangerous garyabrill 9 2895 02/16/12, 07:29 PM
by garyabrill
sierra 13/14 all mtn 0 2924 12/20/13, 01:15 PM
by all mtn
BCA Safety Alert - Float Trigger Voluntary Recall Chris S 0 2946 10/15/13, 09:40 PM
by Chris S
Kirkwood mega slab Brandonee 6 2950 01/10/17, 08:45 PM
by Brandonee
av. fatality at Kicking Horse, B C dec. 20 all mtn 0 2981 12/23/13, 06:33 PM
by all mtn
Transitioning from Winter to Spring - April 13th NWAC 2 2991 04/19/17, 05:47 PM
by rlsg
PWL: Rain Crust Observations ~Link~ 10 3007 12/16/12, 01:34 PM
by ~Link~
Tree Well Video: Must watch! Scotsman 7 3014 02/26/12, 11:14 AM
by rnbfish
dec 26 Jackson hole fatality all mtn 0 3068 12/26/13, 05:29 PM
by all mtn
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