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THE ABCS OF AVALANCHE SAFETY: 3rd Edition Authors: Sue Ferguson, Ed LaChappelle Product Code: 8858 ISBN: 0-89886-885-8 Publisher: The Mountaineers Books Pages: 192 Size: 4" X 6"  Authors have served as avalanche center directors The guide long used by ski patrol professionals Format redesigned for easy access to vital information It's still the handy pocket guide offered at a bargain price. And it is still loaded with the vital information you need to survive in the mountains: how to determine potential avalanche hazard, traveling safely in avalanche terrain, what to do if you're caught in an avalanche, and search and rescue techniques. A respected authority since 1961, this enduring classic has been updated with the very latest research in the field, including avalanche transceiver technology. Sue Ferguson directed the Utah Avalanche Center. She founded the Avalanche Review and co-founded the American Avalanche Association. E.R. LaChapelle was director of the U.S. Forest Service Avalanche Center in Alta, Utah.


 Billings Gazette - March 29,2004 This book should be given to every backcountry snowmobiler, skier, or snowshoer…The two [authors] know their stuff. [Salt Lake City] Deseret News - March 29,2004 This version includes the latest and best advice available for both avoiding and surviving an avalanche. Skiers, snowshoers, and climbers can all benefit from this book…All serious backcountry users should read at the start of each winter season.

Sports Etc. - March 29,2004 Whether reading for the first time or as a review before heading out into the backcountry, The ABCs of Avalanche Safety is packed with practical guidelines and interesting case histories to ratchet up any backcountry traveler's avalanche awareness meter several notches.

Outside Bozeman - March 29,2004 The ABCs of Avalanche Safety…[gives] you just enough information without bogging you down.

Los Angeles Daily News - March 29,2004 Backcountry winter travelers are waxing skis and sharpening crampons in anticipation of more snow. If they're smart, they will read this book before venturing out…This updated book by two respected authorities in the field can save lives.

Colorado Springs Gazette - March 29,2004 Offers vital information about determining potential avalanche hazards, traveling in avalanche terrain, and what to do if you're caught in an avalanche.

Idaho Falls Post Register - March 29,2004 This book serves as a great primer for teaching about this important subject. This book is for all backcountry snow enthusiasts.

Klamath Falls Herald and News - March 29,2004 Anyone who spends time in the mountains certainly could value the information available in The ABCs of Avalanche Safety.

Pittsburgh Tribune-Review - March 29,2004 The updated third edition is in a small, almost pocket-sized format, which should make it easy carrying-as well as essential reading.