Mountainwatch | Video
Avalanche and snow science can seem dauntingly complex, and often rightly so. This short clip from Craig Gordon of the Utah Avalanche Centre simplifies it for us with 5 absolute red flags for snow instability.
- – Recent Avalanche Activity
- – Crackling and Collapsing Sounds (WHUMPH)
- – Strong Winds
- – Heavy Snowfall
- – Rapidly Rising Temps
See more at Know Before You Go Avalanche Safety.
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