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Avalanches usually occur during heavy snow storms . Avalanches are fast moving snow running down a slope. Avalanches also called snow slide or snow slip are made of snow flakes that don't bind together properly creating a weak layer of snow .

This picture is of a avalanche[edit]

fast moving snow down a slope.

essential kit[edit]

You must take a transceiver. This enables you to be found when lost or buried . you also need to wrap up warm.


according to UAC 90% of avalanche deaths are caused by the weight of someone in a group or pair.

avalanche beacon\avalanche probe[edit]

A avalanche beacon is an active radio beacon works at 457 KHz and are used for finding people or equipment buried under snow.


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