48% of climbing related avalanche incidents occurred in Summer during Dec-Jan.
Terrain was a critical factor in 50% of fatal avalanche incidents –steep, rugged, bluffs, crevasses.
Backcountry terrain is neither patrolled nor controlled by professionals, so if you're planning on going 'out back' or 'off the edge', it’s important to be well trained in avalanche safety and search and rescue techniques.
Know before you snow. #makeithome
The Backcountry Checklist
Must Do – before you leave home:
Follow the Outdoor Safety Code.
Attend an avalanche awareness course. Check out MSC's training page to find a course near you.
Gather information from books, videos and websites.