Item: Information and warning programs for back country travellers
Title: Information and warning programs for back country travellers
Proceedings: Proceedings of the 1980 International Snow Science Workshop, Vancouver, BC, Canada
Authors: Dale G. Gallagher, USDA Forest Service, Portland, OR
Abstract: Avalanches and weather in the back country can cause serious problems--usually to the uninformed. The responsibility for educating back country users as to the hazards and problems they may encounter falls upon these people who are involved in avalanche work and those who are associated with winter recreationists. The goal of this paper is to assist in meeting this responsibility. Subjects to be discussed are: 1. current problems we face with winter back country travelers: 2. how back country users find out about the hazards they may face: 3. how effective these information methods are: and 4. how we can increase the effectiveness of our information and warning programs for those using the back country.
Keywords: victims, backcountry skiing, education, awareness, fatalities
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