Key Information

G Y R

TERRAIN: Is the terrain capable of producing an avalanche? -Slope angle (steep enough to slide? prime time?) -Slope aspect (leeward, shadowed, or extremely sunny?) -Slope configuration (anchoring? shape?)

Overall Terrain Rating:

TERRAIN: Is the terrain capable of producing an avalanche? -Slope angle (steep enough to slide? prime time?) -Slope aspect (leeward, shadowed, or extremely sunny?) -Slope configuration (anchoring? shape?)

Overall Terrain Rating:

SNOWPACK: Could the snow fail?

-Slab Configuration (slab? depth and distribution?) -Bonding Ability (weak layer? tender spots?) -Sensitivity (how much force to fail? shear tests? clues?)

Overall Snowpack Rating:

Weather: Is the weather contributing to instability?

-Precipitation (type, amount, intensity? added weight?) -Wind (snow transport? amount and rate of deposition?) -Temperature (storm trends? effects on snowpack?)

Overall Weather Rating:

Human: What are your alternatives and their possible consequences?

-Attitude (toward life? risk? goals? assumptions?) □ □ □

-Technical Skill Level (traveling? evaluating aval, hazard?) □ □ □

-Strength/Equipment (strength? prepared for the worst?) □ □ □

Overall Hazard Rating/GO or NO Go?

"HAZARD LEVEL SYMBOLS:

R = Red light (stop/dangerous) G = Green light (go/OK)

Y = Yellow light (caution/potentially dangerous). ©Alaska Mountain Safety Center, Inc.

"able 1-2. Avalanche hazard evaluation checklist.

CHAPTER 2

Surviving the Wild Outdoors

Surviving the Wild Outdoors

Real Life Survivor Man Reveals All His Secrets In This Tell-All Report To Surviving In The Wilderness And What EVERYONE Should Know If They Become Lost In The Woods In Order To Save Their Lives! Have you ever stopped to think for a minute what it would be like to become lost in the woods and have no one to rely on but your own skills and wits?

Get My Free Ebook


Post a comment