This season has been one for the books so far. El Niño has been dumping more snow than we know what to do with in the West and Southwest. In this video, Flowing Freeride’s Blake links up with Utah Avalanche Center to talk the basics of avy danger. Thanks to Craig Gordon, avalanche forecaster, and Paul Diegel, executive director at Utah Avalanche Center for their educational words.
- Cracking snow
- Strong wind
- Heavy snow
- High temps
If this video piqued your interest- Definitely consider taking an AIARE level 1 avalanche course to further your knowledge and skill base in the backcountry as well as hone in on your decision making skills.
This is by no means a comprehensive video- that if you watch it- it means you will be safe in the backcountry. It is merely some guidelines provided by experts in the field about how to mitigate your chances of being caught in an avalanche.