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In the path of an avalanche : a true story

Author: Vivien Bowers
Publisher: Vancouver, B.C. : Greystone Books, 2003.
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On a clear, cold morning in January 1998, in the Selkirk Mountains of southeastern British Columbia, six experienced skiers were buried in a massive avalanche. They didn't have a chance. A combination of factors - steep, open terrain; an unstable winter snow pack; poor weather conditions; and a trigger provided by a handful of backcountry skiers - made the tragedy, the worst day for avalanche deaths in Canadian  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Bowers, Vivien, 1951-
In the path of an avalanche.
Vancouver, B.C. : Greystone Books, 2003
(DLC) 2003060679
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Vivien Bowers
ISBN: 9781926685250 1926685253 1282696181 9781282696181
OCLC Number: 471123717
Description: 1 online resource (229 pages) : illustrations
Contents: ""Contents ""; ""Preface ""; ""Prologue""; ""Thumbs Up""; ""First Flakes""; ""Avalance Eyeballs ""; ""Snow Sleuths ""; ""Risky Business ""; ""Mock Rescue ""; ""The Pursuit of Powder ""; ""Yellow Light ""; ""Totally Awesome ""; ""Bringing in the New Year ""; ""The Mountain Shrugged ""; ""Such Devastation ""; ""Flying Low ""; ""If it Bleeds, it Leads ""; ""Waiting for the Window ""; ""Needle in a Haystack ""; ""Reverberations ""; ""Afterword ""; ""Further Reading ""; ""Acknowledgments ""; ""About the Author ""
Responsibility: Vivien Bowers.
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On a clear, cold morning in January 1998, in the Selkirk Mountains of southeastern British Columbia, six experienced skiers were buried in a massive avalanche. They didn't have a chance. A combination of factors - steep, open terrain; an unstable winter snow pack; poor weather conditions; and a trigger provided by a handful of backcountry skiers - made the tragedy, the worst day for avalanche deaths in Canadian history and one of the most tragic in North America, inevitable. This personalized view of an avalanche explores a natural phenomenon that has been, and remains, a force of awesome, uns.

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