Avalanches are a real danger for all those who visit snowy mountainous areas. Avalanches claim hundreds of lives worldwide every year and leave thousands wounded. Ninety-five percent of people who are caught in avalanches are caught by a slide that was triggered by themselves or a member of their party. Many of these accidents could have been avoided if those involved had a higher degree of Avalanche Awareness. This section will provide you with some basics about Avalanche Awareness and Avalanche Survival and Rescue that you should know before heading up the mountain.
Feed your mind with information that will make you become more observant of your surroundings. Having the right attitude and awareness will help you survive in all aspects of life.