Lessons learned from avalanche survival patterns
- Patterns of death among avalanche fatalities: a 21-year review. Boyd, Jeff; Haegeli, Pascal; Abu-Laban, Riyad B.; Shuster, Michael; Butt, John C. // CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;3/3/2009, Vol. 180 Issue 5, p507
Background: Avalanches are a significant cause of winter recreational fatalities in mountain regions. The purpose of this study was to determine the relative contributions of trauma and asphyxia to avalanche deaths. Methods: We reviewed all avalanche fatalities between 1984 and 2005 that had...
- AVALANCHE FATALITIES DECLINE. // American Snowmobiler;Oct2011, Vol. 26 Issue 1, p9
The article focuses on the report of the Northwest Weather and Avalanche Center that avalanche fatalities in the U.S. and Canada fell in the winter season of 2010-2011.
- From Burial to Education. Elrod, Nancy // Avalanche Review;Feb2014, Vol. 32 Issue 3, p30
A personal narrative is presented which explores the author's experience of surviving an avalanche accident in Alaska in December 2008.
- Switzerland. // CruiseGuide;1/11/2010, p11
The article focuses on avalanches which killed five people and the difficulty of rescuers from reaching three skiers who remained trapped under the snow in February 2010 in the Swiss Alps.
- Switzerland. // AirGuide Online.com;1/11/2010, p6
The article reports on the avalanches which occurred in Switzerland resulting to the death of five people and prevented rescuers from reaching three skiers who remained trapped under the snow.
- Switzerland. // AirGuide Online.com;1/11/2010, p11
The article reports on the avalanches which killed five people in the Swiss Alps in Switzerland.
- Buried Alive. // Scholastic Action;1/10/2011, Vol. 34 Issue 8, p12
The article offers tips for surviving an avalanche accident.
- Wallowa Avalanche Center. Stebbings, Keith // Avalanche Review;Oct2011, Vol. 30 Issue 1, p26
The article focuses on activities of the Wallowa Avalanche Center in Oregon and weather and snowfall conditions in the area during the 2010-2011 season, including reports of skier-triggered avalanches, awareness and safety education programs held, and above-normal snowfall levels observed during...
- Alaska Avalanche Information Center. Wisner, Sean D. // Avalanche Review;Oct2011, Vol. 30 Issue 1, p27
The article discusses public avalanche bulletins and snow observations produced by the Alaska Avalanche Information Center (AAIC) during the winter 2010-2011 season, covering areas such as Hatcher's Pass, Seward, and the Anchorage-Eagle River area.