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03-08-2007, 11:30 PM #1Registered User
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Backcountry Links thread (was Backcountry Jong thread)
Putting this in Slide Zone as keep forgetting to bump it.
Keywords: Backcountry JONG Beginner Newb Naxo Freeride Dynafit Avalanche Equipment Skinning Gear Equipment
Some useful links.
avi # 2 baker (Successful rescue of a deep buried victim)
First person account of Berthoud Pass avvy rescue Nov 2005 (Unsuccessful rescue of a victim buried without a tranSceiver)
Going to Dig up a Dead Guy, a TR of Sorts (Unsuccessful rescue of a victim buried without a transceiver, some basic first aid discussion)
Triage: multiple burials and one rescuer (slightly more advanced and technical discussion of protocol in multiple burial situations)
Sobering Avy Story (experienced party are caught in an avalanche in a couloir)
First hand Avalanche account, Decker, 2002 (experienced skier retains enough awareness of escape routes to avoid a burial)
You might be in Avy conditions when.... (numerous videos)
Scared in Slow Motion -- Avalanche Burial Story
GLACIER CREVASSE INCIDENTS
Cham...a crevassholes story (entertainingly told from victim's perspective with some rescue description)
[TR] Mt Rainier- Emmons Glacier 7/17/2005
Crevasse rescue incident on Coleman Glacier
Weather Information for Backcountry Travel (British Columbia coast mountains centric)
Winter Weather Patterns in Western Canadian Mountains
CairnPublishing\\\'s links - possibly the best collection of links for British Columbia backcountry information.
Northwest Weather and Avalanche Center
BOOKS AND COURSES
Avalanche Awareness resources - TGR - Telemarktips
Online Avalanche refresher course
Avalanche awareness classes in Sea to Sky corridor of BC - see here for rest of Canada
Book to study prior to Avalanche Class?
Avalanche Safety Classes
Introducing wife to Backcountry? (human factors in interesting a partner in trying out backcountry touring)
SUMMIT FEVER (human factors in goal-setting)
s%*t we should turn around thread (more human factors in goal-setting)
Guide for a Day- The Dynamics of Accidental Leadership and TTIPS discussion (insightful article on group dynamics)
Ian MacCammon\\\'s excellent article on heuristic traps
MAPS AND ROUTE FINDING
Route Finding-- why do you want to go that way?
Top Ten Ways that Map Reading keeps you Avy-Safe (links to David Spring article on importance of map reading and route finding plus lots of opinions) and more discussion also from TTIPs
Trail Repository site (resource for generating 1:20,000 basemaps of British Columbia from generally accurate but frustratingly slow BC government website. Allows creation of UTM grids and plotting waypoints)
Marked up versions of some popular BC area touring places with placenames
Re map reading
EXPEDITION AND TRIP PLANNING
Jim Frankenfeld Organized Trips page (awesome way to organize a trip and herd cats)
BASIC FIRST AID AND RESCUE
Welcome to OECzone.com
Getting started in the Backcountry - by APD
First and Ten Beacon Practise
Skinning Efficiently - TGR version - TTips version
TGR Conway\\\'s Corner (grab bag of excellent general articles
MEC\\\'s Avalanche Awareness Series
The Lite Weight Gear Thread
Ideas for saving weight on rope plus biner combination - see comments by andrew mclean/AT Apostle
Recommended Beacon/probe/Shovel List
Tools of the Trade--avy gear--what do you carry?
Glacier Harness (covers off basic kit for crevasse rescue and glacier travel)
ABS Avy Pack-Who\\\'s buying one this season?
Burliest AT setup - (caution lots of dickswinging, some good advice though on why big aggressive skiers would want to go with Trekkers)
Who Has the Burliest Dynafit Setup?
AT Boots in Alpine Bindings - Controlled Test
Using Mountaineering Boots with AT binders?
Saloman Ellipse E2 as an AT boot
Silvretta Pure Reviews
Ski Crampons-tis the season
Potentially Useful Info on Dynafit Bindings
Fritschi toepiece field repair question and Fritschi Freeride spring problem
Towing a Gear Sled
Tips for using Trekkers
Fritschi Freeride breakage
Advice from skier666?!? - AT boots vs alpine boots
REVIEW: Marker Duke AT Bindings
Avy Beacon Comparison chart
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09-06-2007, 07:37 PM #2
That's a lot of sorting out
I Thank You.
Don't know if I'll have time to read everything though...
...Remember, those who think Global Warming is Fake, also think that Adam & Eve were Real...
09-21-2007, 10:56 AM #3
Thanks (again), LeeLau!
This is a great resource. Thanks for all the sorting and gathering work, instead of dozens of bookmarks we can keep it simple with this mini-library.
Excellent."Active management in bear markets tends to outperform. Unfortunately, investors are not as elated with relative returns when they are negative. But it does support the argument that active management adds value." -- independent fund analyst Peter Loach
10-21-2007, 01:39 AM #4
A fine resource that should be stickied. Thanks for the info!All I know is that I don't know nothin'... and that's fine.
11-02-2007, 12:45 AM #5
sticky this biatch.
11-03-2007, 06:36 PM #6
thirded for a sticky... great work organizing it all. paging suit!backcountry makes my wee wee tingle...
"What was once a mighty river. Now a ghost." Edward Abbey
"Feeling good is good enough."
11-05-2007, 11:51 PM #7
How did I miss this thread until now, great work.
11-07-2007, 12:58 PM #8Registered User
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- North Vancouver/Whistler
Added some more - have to use a separate post as there's a character limit for single posts.
Brother Caught in Avalanche Today in St. Anton
Fissile 3.5 avalanche - here and here
Incident, rescue and fatality - Smithers
Death sucks: Don\\\'t be that guy
Tunnel Creek - discussion one - discussion two - discussion three -- and Megan Michaelson Outside Magazine article
First person avvy account - Rossland Range - trees
Tree well close call - Whistler
Drew Tabke Interview - Freeskier re overreliance on gear and underreliance on brains
An honest evaluation of the Romeo/Onufer incident - Tetons
Canyons fatality - sidecountry
Top Ten Avalanche Tips
What to do when you are caught
Growth in Backcountry and discussion about how to get experience in skills (not just avalanche assessment skills but skills generally)
Gameplan when you have an airbag
Glossary of terms used in reports - AAA
MAPS AND ROUTE FINDING
Terrain management or "poor line" selection as a factor for avalanche avoidance
John Sheffitz\\\'s avalanche quiz
Yet another newbie to skins thread
Factor vs Radium
Your 3-day Ski Tour Set-Up? (Tent, Backpack, and Sleeping Bag Advice Needed)
The AT Boot Thread
AT boot comparative review
Intuition Liners1 - Intuition Liners2 - Intuition Liners3
Cooking Intuition Liners
What probe to buy
ABS Pack Review
ABS Vario Pack review
Snowpulse Pack review
Electronics interfering with Transceivers
WEATHER AND CONDITIONS
Parks Canada Rogers Pass weather and forecast
Various BC backcountry lodges
Collections of Canadian links
Tutorial on using Canadian weather links
Duffy Lake weather stations - Duffy weather stations
Random BC weather stations and cams
BC Hydro stations
ACMG Mountains Conditions Report
Bad snowpacks - what happens next
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12-01-2007, 05:45 PM #9
bump for excellent info. seriously, nice job on this, I have referenced it several times
07-04-2009, 09:26 AM #10
Bump for lots of great info and interesting photo journal.
10-30-2009, 06:45 PM #11Registered User
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You don't see classes prescheduled in November because to teach a good class you need some snowpack to go study and that isn't always guaranteed in many parts of the state.
12-04-2009, 11:50 PM #12
Holy crap! Thank you to everyone for all your time and effort. This is a HUGE resource for a newb to the bc like myself.
01-21-2011, 01:41 PM #13
unlike above posters I am not a spam bot,
edit - looks like a mod came through and cleaned out the spam
Last edited by Socialist; 04-06-2011 at 01:30 PM.
01-31-2011, 04:22 PM #14
Also not a spam bot, but I'll shamelessly add my website to the Maps and Routefinding Category:
I make slope angle overlays for Google Earth, for any region you want.www.SlopeAngleMaps.com
Google Earth Overlays, Slope Angle Maps,
Affordable Geographical Data Solutions
02-20-2011, 05:43 PM #15
Wow, how had I not seen this before. Great thread, loads of info. Time to get reading
03-20-2011, 12:39 AM #16
08-19-2011, 02:44 PM #17
for a good thread the turn either is here or aproaching in your mind
and for any lurking or posting jongs that are busy reading or posting other entertaining shizz"When the child was a child it waited patiently for the first snow and it still does"- Van "The Man" Morrison
"THIS IS WHAT WE DO"-AML -
ski on in eternal peace
02-11-2012, 07:24 PM #18
Sat in with a AVI 1 today...I don't work and I don't save, desperate women pay my way.
03-21-2012, 09:55 PM #19
Anyone have a link for a glossary of abbreviations used to relay pit results? I know some of them, but others leave me perplexed. If anyone knows of somewhere with a comprehensive list, that would be greatly appreciated!
03-21-2012, 10:00 PM #20
thanks for the bump!"We sit together, the mountain and I, until only the mountain remains." -Li Po
03-22-2012, 12:30 AM #21
03-24-2012, 10:20 PM #22
Thanks a lot Pinner!
07-04-2012, 07:01 AM #23
10-03-2012, 12:06 PM #24
Online avalanche review link doesn't work, soooo:
Jonathan S's avalanche quiz https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B6QM...pli=1&hl=en_US
12-27-2012, 11:35 AM #25
bump for a thread full of great info. The article on heuristic traps in group decision making is linked on page one, worth a read if you haven't.
And to add this thread on what to do if you are caught. Karl spoke of Theo's chart this spring, how when he showed it to a Swiss researcher who had deeply investigated what happens to objects in a slide, the researcher was amazed how accurate Theo's theories were.The blues has always been about taking your problems and turning them into something you can dance to, drink to and fuck to.
We're certainly not a blues band in any kind of purest sense, but to me Rock and Roll has always had it's roots in that tradition.
Patterson Hood of the DBT's
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