The National Weather Service has just recorded the driest April on record for Salt Lake City, Utah. The NOAA reports: RECORD EVENT REPORT NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SALT LAKE CITY UT 118 AM MDT FRI MAY 1 2020 …DRIEST APRIL ON RECORD AT SALT LAKE CITY…. THE APRIL 2020 PRECIPITATION TOTAL AT SALT LAKE CITY WAS A MEAGER 0.26″. THIS BREAKS […]
The more time that passes when you are buried in an avalanche, the lower your chance of survival. The actual statistics of the survival times of those buried by avalanches is shocking. According to the Colorado Avalanche Information Center, if you are full buried for: 0-10 minutes you have a 90% chance of survival 11-20 minutes you have a 36% […]
The throb of a snowy winter has started, and with the first snowfalls of the season, it becomes difficult not to start dreaming of some huge powder lines. But it is also a good moment to remind ourselves that skiing has its own risks, and how essential is to take a proper dimension of these hazards. Avalanche fatalities in the US have increased exponentially in the past 50 years. It is true that amount of skiers has also increased, and that more and more people decide to access the backcountry, but this doesn’t hide the bulging death toll. The following graph illustrates this piece of information.