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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.

    AVALANCHE INCIDENTS

    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

    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

    HUMAN FACTORS

    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

    Topo software

    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


    TECHNIQUE

    Getting started in the Backcountry - by APD

    First and Ten Beacon Practise

    Hasty pits

    Skinning Efficiently - TGR version - TTips version

    TGR Conway's Corner (grab bag of excellent general articles

    MEC's Avalanche Awareness Series

    GEAR

    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)

    Avalung Survivor

    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

    Regluing Skins

    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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    Wow!
    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...

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    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.
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    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.

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    very nice.
    sticky this biatch.

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    thirded for a sticky... great work organizing it all. paging suit!
    backcountry makes my wee wee tingle...
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    It's not wyoming...it's Jackson.
    Different rules apply.
    My Adventures

    "Feeling good is good enough."

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    How did I miss this thread until now, great work.

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    Added some more - have to use a separate post as there's a character limit for single posts.


    AVALANCHE INCIDENTS

    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

    Echo Peak


    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

    HUMAN FACTORS

    Drew Tabke Interview - Freeskier re overreliance on gear and underreliance on brains

    An honest evaluation of the Romeo/Onufer incident - Tetons

    Canyons fatality - sidecountry


    TECHNIQUE



    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

    Route selection

    Route finding

    GEAR category

    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

    http://www.bchydro.com/info/res_hydromet/data/hur.txt

    http://www.th.gov.bc.ca/bchighwaycam...tationId=26224

    http://www.env.gov.bc.ca/rfc/river_f...Data/1D06P.htm

    Random BC weather stations and cams

    BC Hydro stations


    ACMG Mountains Conditions Report


    Bad snowpacks - what happens next
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    bump for excellent info. seriously, nice job on this, I have referenced it several times

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    Bump for lots of great info and interesting photo journal.

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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.

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    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.
    cheers

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    http://www.avalanche.ca/cac/training/online-course

    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 02:30 PM.

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    Also not a spam bot, but I'll shamelessly add my website to the Maps and Routefinding Category:

    www.SlopeAngleMaps.com

    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

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    Wow, how had I not seen this before. Great thread, loads of info. Time to get reading

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    Great post!

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    Well bump
    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
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    ski on in eternal peace

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    Bump

    Sat in with a AVI 1 today...
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    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!

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    thanks for the bump!

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    Quote Originally Posted by nickel View Post
    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!
    http://www.americanavalancheassociat...g/pub_swag.php

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    Thanks a lot Pinner!

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    Bumpage.
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    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

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    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.
    Something about the wrinkle in your forehead tells me there's a fit about to get thrown
    And I never hear a single word you say when you tell me not to have my fun
    It's the same old shit that I ain't gonna take off anyone.
    and I never had a shortage of people tryin' to warn me about the dangers I pose to myself.

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