Dragons in the Snow: Avalanche Detectives and the Race to Beat Death in the Mountains: Power, Edward
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Dragons in the Snow: Avalanche Detectives and the Race to Beat Death in the Mountains

Author(s): Power, Edward

Copyright: 2020, US
Specifications: 1st, 8vo, pp.285, wraps
Condition: new

In January 2017, nine snowboarders made their way into the backcountry in Utah’s Uinta Range for a day of intense adventure in the midst of a blizzard that was depositing epic levels of fresh snow. But as they were made their first turns, expert avalanche forecaster Craig Gordon was tracking the storm – and posting one of the most dire avalanche warnings of his career. The snowboarders’ day soon changed from one of amazing runs to a scramble for survival as they woke the sleeping dragon. . .

Beginning with this fast-paced story, Power delves into the research and science behind avalanche forecasting and rescue, weaving together the allure of the backcountry and dramatic tales of avalanche accidents, rescues, and recoveries across North America. He introduces us to the fascinating men and women who have made the study of avalanches their life’s work, and shares their stories as well as the tragedies and close calls of backcountry skiers and riders. Not only a compelling read, but also a powerful tool for raising avalanche awareness for anyone who plays in the winter backcountry. Winner 2020 National Outdoor Book Award Winner - Outdoor Literature.

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