Item: 50 years of avalanche deaths in the united states
Title: 50 years of avalanche deaths in the united states
Proceedings: Proceedings of the 2000 International Snow Science Workshop, October 1-6, Big Sky, Montana
Authors: Dale Atkins, Colorado Avalanche Information Center, Knox Williams, Colorado Avalanche Information Center
Abstract: Since 1950593 people have died in avalanches. This poster summarizes trends in fatal avalanche accidents in the United States from 1950/1951 to 1999/2000. During the past 50 years the number of avalanche fatalities have increased significantly. The poster presents the distribution of avalanche fatalities by month, state, activity group and the shifting profile of the typical avalanche victim. The relevant information for this study came from accident reports, media reports, and interviews collected and compiled by the Colorado Avalanche Information Center.
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Keywords: avalanche accidents, avalanche fatalities, avalanche victims, states, months, ages
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