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News, Issues, and Announcements
Selected Recent Avalanche News Stories
February 15 , 2012 - Quick Response Teams to Tackle Avalanches
A Legislative Assembly member is concerned over the frequent snow avalanche accidents in different areas of Kashmir and appealed the government to take immediate measures to minimize the human and property loss by constituting quick response teams. More ...
February 8 , 2012 - Ortovox To Create Avalanche Backpacks For 2013
Ortovox Backpacks announced today the addition of avalanche backpacks to its collection of emergency equipment, set to debut in 2013. The company, manufacturers of snow safety equipment, has entered a licensing partnership in order to use the abs-inside system for its backpacks. More ...
October 10, 2011 -3 months suspended sentence for forgetting beacon
An Austrian ski tourer has received a three month [suspended] prison sentence for the manslaughter of his wife. The case centered around the use of avalanche beacons. According to the Salzburg court he was touring with his supposedly inexperienced wife with their beacons off and in their rucksacks. More ...
January 13 , 2010 - Avalanche Reconstruction in the Catalonian Pyrenees
Spanish researchers have studied the dynamics of avalanches in the Catalonian Pyrenees using dendrochronology (exact dating from tree-ring growth). The results show that the periods 1971-72, 1995-96 and 2002-03 have been the most intense of the last 40 years. More ...
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