Avalanche Aware

The Essential Guide To Avalanche Safety

Book Description

The concise and simple text explains the dangers associated with avalanches and how to avoid them. Revised to included information regarding the new digital avalanche transceivers and the changes in search patterns these have enabled, changes in terminology, and a small section on the hot topic of heuristics, which relate to psychological traps (i.e., decisions based on experience and not necessarily an objective assessment of the existing conditions).

About Moynier, John

Living in the High Sierra of California since 1978, John Moynier is a freelance writer and photographer who works as a certified ski mountaineering guide, serves as an avalanche forecaster for the eastern Sierra region, and is a member of the American Association of Avalanche Professionals (AAAP). He regularly teaches avalanche courses and oversees the Mammoth Lakes Area's community avalanche awareness program.