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Last month we proudly announced the launch of “The SnowBrains Podcast.“
The SnowBrains Podcast has already broken into the top 20% of all podcasts, and we’re honored.
This week, we bring you episode #4 with the director of the Utah Avalanche Center, Mark Staples:
Mark & Miles truly connect on having lost loved ones in the mountains, being tolerant in the busy backcountry this Coronavirus season, and learning from mistakes in the mountains.
“Imagine as you’re diving home thru the neighborhood and you’re going just 25mph, which seems kinda slow, right? Stick your head outside the car and nail a mailbox with your head and your neck. You can imagine how that would feel and that’s what’s gonna happen in an avalanche. 25mph is nothing, they’ll be going 60mph.” – Mark Staples
About The SnowBrains Podcast:
- The SnowBrains Podcast interviews the most intelligent people in the snowsports industry and passes their fascinating knowledge onto you, our listeners
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- The SnowBrains Podcast is hosted by professional freeskier, professional mountain guide, UC Berkeley Molecular Cell Biology graduate, and Founder & CEO of SnowBrains, Miles Clark
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The SnowBrains Podcast Episodes:
- Episode #1: “Why Is The Colorado Backcountry the Deadliest in the USA?”
- Episode #2: “Are Ski Resorts Safe To Visit During COVID-19?”
- Episode #3: “Why Do Skiers Tear Their ACL’s So Frequently?”
- Episode #4: “What’s The #1 Tool Available To Skiers & Riders in Avalanche Terrain?”
“What’s The #1 Tool Available To Skiers & Riders
in Avalanche Terrain?”
“Imagine as your diving home thru the neighborhood and you’re going just 25mph, which seems kinda slow, right? Stick your head outside the car and nail a mailbox with your head and your neck. You can imagine how that would feel and that’s what’s gonna happen in an avalanche. 25mph is nothing, they’ll be going 60mph.” – Mark Staples
What’s the #1 tool available to backcountry skiers & riders in avalanche terrain?
What’s your opinion on the effectiveness of avalanche airbag backpacks?
If you met someone who was planning on backcountry skiing or riding for the 1st time this season, what advice would you give that person?
How fast do avalanches travel?
Why is it important to report avalanche accidents and observation to your local avalanche center as soon as possible?
Are big groups or small groups better in avalanche terrain?
When is the most dangerous time to backcountry ski & snowboard in Utah?
What percentage of avalanche accidents are caused by avalanches triggered by the victim or someone in the victim’s party?
How long can you survive buried in an avalanche?
Does early season snow cause dangerous weak layers in the Utah snowpack that can last all season as it does in Colorado?
How does having over 1 million people so close to great backcountry skiing and riding in such consequential avalanche terrain affect the Wasatch backcountry?