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Avalanche Safety general information types and parts of avalanche equipement to bring miscellaneous
100
what form of precipitation causes the snowpack to be more unstable?
rain
100
what weakens the snow pack?
temperature increases
100
what is the difference between a wet and a dry avalanche
a dry avalanche has a white powder.
100
what is a probe? and what does it does?
a probe is a tool that actually finds the person who is buried
100
what is the track?
the area that the avalanche travel down
200
why shouldn't you go out of bounds?
because there is a higher chance of getting buried
200
what is a point release?
when it starts by releasing heat
200
what degree of slopes are ideal for avalanches?
30-45 degrees
200
what pieces of equipment is the most important incase there is an avalanche?
transceiver, shovel, or helmet.
200
how long does avalanche safety training take for level one?
7 hours for level one.
300
how is avalanche prone snow identified?
analyzing different layers of the snow pack
300
how fast can a wet avalanche go?
up to 100 Km/h
300
how do you recognize the path that the avalanche goes down
a slope angle from the start zone
300
name 3 pieces of equipment to bring
air bag, helmet, shovel, transceiver, probe,
300
what do you check before you go skiing, snowboarding, etc.
the CAC bulletins
400
which type of avalanche is more difficult to predict then point release?
slab avalanches
400
what speed does a white powder form in a dry avalanche?
35 Kp/h
400
Name 2 parts of an avalanche
start zone, run out, track area that the avalanche goes down
400
if someone is buried in a avalanche and you have a transceiver what mode do you use to find the person?
search mode because their transceiver sends out a radio signal.
400
what you should check before you go to the mountains?
the weather. if the snows stable enough.
500
how is elevation a factor in avalanches
the higher you go up the more dangerous the avalanche gets. less trees to anchor snow
how fast can does a dry avalanche goes in motion?
up to 200 Kp/h
500
what is a slab avalanche?
it occurs Occurs when a plate or slab of cohesive snow begins to slide as a unit before breaking up.
500
what is a transceiver
a transceiver is a small electronic devices worn by all members of a team. When travelling, everyone sends out a radio signal.
500
how many fatalities are there per year by causes of avalanches
around 14 fatalities per year.




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