"Why buy it? With winter recreation in the backcountry steadily increasing over the years and avalanches the number one cause of death and injuries in winter, knowledge is one of your best defenses." (The Fort Collins Coloradoan)
"If you are considering a career as a snowy sports professional in North America then this book is an essential text; for others it is a useful reference point for a deeper understanding of what is both a simple and complex subject." (Roger Payne The Alpine Journal)
About the Author
BRUCE TREMPER is the director of the Forest Service Utah Avalanche Center and coordinated backcountry avalanche safety preparations for the 2002 Olympic Winter Games in Salt Lake City. He is one of the nation's foremost experts on avalanches, and has appeared in news reports and documentaries produced by National Geographic, PBS, and Discovery Channel, among others.