New angle on avalanches

New angle on avalanches

Safety courses shift focus to emphasize more human factors
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Dave Jordan, right, teaches an avalanche safety course on Snoqualmie Pass in Washington state. Some avalanche courses now are giving more emphasis to human factors such as how to make better decisions, manage group dynamics and speaking your mind in dangerous situations.
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Students using avalanche scanners look for a target during an avalanche safety training course.
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Steep terrain near a ski area at Snoqualmie Pass shows evidence of sliding snow.
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Instructor Dave Jordan demonstrates how to use an avalanche scanner (in hand) to find an avalanche transmitter (on snow).
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On the Net

Colorado Avalanche Information Center: http://is.gd/L3hZ3x

American Institute for Avalanche Research and Education: http://is.gd/vS6rNO

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