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AIARE Avalanche Class Follow Up


Rich Meyer - AIARE Level 1 Follow Up:
Greetings Avy 1 Students!
Here is a handful of educational resources as promised!
Cheers, Rich

Last updated: Dec 2017

Links:

Sierra Avalanche Center:
http://www.sierraavalanchecenter.org/

Mt. Shasta Avalanche Center:
http://www.shastaavalanche.org/advisory.htm#simple

Avalanche.org
This is the Hub for all the avy centers & has a Ton of helpful inks
(Online tutorial as well!)
http://www.avalanche.org/

National Avalanche Center
Educational links and tutorials
http://www.fsavalanche.org/

American Institute For Avalanche Research and Education:
AIARE - nonprofit educates avalanche educators & provides curriculum
http://avtraining.org/

Suggested Reading:

Avalanche Essentials: by Bruce Tremper
Short (sort of) and to the point!
Great intro to avalanche awareness..

Snow Sense by Jill Fredston & Doug Fesler
A classic, Great intro to avalanche awareness.

Staying Alive in Avalanche Terrain by Bruce Tremper.
This would be my first choice!

The Avalanche Handbook by David McClung & Peter Schaerer
Another excellent text.

Backcountry Skiing: Skills for Ski Touring and Ski Mountaineering
Martin Volken, Scott Schell, Margaret Wheeler (Authors)
Well done.

American Avalanche Association:
Avalanche Review: Where the snow geeks publish their work.
http://www.americanavalancheassociation.org/publications.php

Avalanche Accident Reports:
http://www.avalanche.org/accidents.php

Video:

Case Study/Video: Well Done !
"Snow Fall" by the New York Times:
http://www.nytimes.com/projects/2012/snow-fall/#/?part=tunnel-creek

Case Study/videofrom Canada: Well Done!
https://www.avalanche.ca/cherry-bowl/#/intro

Powder Magazine online: "The Human Factor 2.0".
http://features.powder.com/human-factor-2.0/chapter-1

"Know Before You Go"
Utah Avalanche Center - 15 min educational video
https://vimeo.com/144545554

Bruce Tremper talks with Sportgevity about airbags:
(this is worthwhile!)
http://vimeo.com/54328737
approx 4 min

A dozen More Turns:
Film by Amber Seyler (this may draw tears. approx 30 min)
http://www.mtavalanche.com/node/881

Steep:
Steep is a 2007 documentary about extreme skiing written and directed by Mark Obenhaus. Steep explores the history of extreme and Big Mountain Skiing. 2007 (good history lesson with some avalanche activity!)
http://www.amazon.com/Steep-Ingrid-Backstrom/dp/B0012CJQZK

Some quick basics from Bruce Tremper (blog post published by SnowBrains)
http://snowbrains.com/5-new-avalanche-statistics-need-know/

K2 Elevated Education:
A handful of short videos on backcountry skiing techniques and avalanche skills:
http://skeeze.k2skis.com/skeezeoriginals/elevated-education

G3 University:
Short videos on BC skiing skills & mountaineering skills:
https://www.genuineguidegear.com/g3u

High Fives Avy Awareness video:
Good…
http://highfivesfoundation.org/index.php/blog/404-b-a-s-i-c-s-2-avalanch...

Beacon Basics:
Beacon Check before you tour:
http://www.backcountryaccess.com/2012/11/27/how-to-do-a-transceiver-trai...

Beacons & Phones & Radios don't necessarily play well together:
http://beaconreviews.com/transceivers/Interference.asp

“How To”: Videos:
http://www.fsavalanche.org/Default.aspx?ContentId=17&LinkId=73&ParentLin...
Including the Extended Column Test (ECT)
http://www.fsavalanche.org/Default.aspx?ContentId=72&LinkId=79&ParentLin...

Common snowpack tests and instruction (25 min):
https://vimeo.com/79904128

The Fine Line Avy Education Video:
http://www.sherpascinema.com/

Avalanche in Engelberg: 10 min video with some good "go-pro" detail of accident, terrain info, and more still photos for perspective...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=0pSBUXFJXiY

App to determine slope steepness: $3.99 ?
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/theodolite/id339393884?mt

"Guide Pace" app for your smart phone.
Good way to dial in your time plan for the day.
http://www.guidepace.net/2014/01/guidepace-app.html

Mammut Safety App for your phone: FREE
Measures slope angle and more
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/mammut-safety-2-0/id943371753?mt=8

Online Guide Books to Tahoe:
Newer offering: "Ski Tahoe Backcountry.com"
http://www.skitahoebackcountry.com/

The Backcountry in Truckee has an online "guidebook" as well:
http://thebackcountry.net/tahoe-backcountry-adventures/

The BC repair Kit: extended version :)
http://richmeyeralpineguide.com/backcountry-repair-kit

Skin care & maintenance:
http://offpistemag.com/climbing-skin-care/

"CalTopo" online topo maps. You can click shading to see slope steepness.
http://caltopo.com/map.html

"Gaia" Topo Map app:
https://www.gaiagps.com/

"BCA" - Backcountry Access App, measure slope angle, do some trip planning, and links to avalanche websites and advisories.
http://www.backcountryaccess.com/2013/06/09/bcas-backcountry-assessor-ip...

Phil Endicott - Topo Maps for your phone.
http://topomapsapp.com/

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