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Staying Alive in Avalanche Terrain

100% Positive Reviews
Rated #2 in Downhill Ski Books


Pros: Well written, comprehensive

Cons: A bit technical in spots, but thorough

If you have any plans to poke around in the backcountry, you should read a book or two about avalanches.  This one is a great place to start.  A bit more in-depth than some others I've read, but written in a very enjoyable style.  If you only plan to buy one book for your reference library, this is the one I'd recommend.


I have had this book for years and refresh the information regularly. This is one of the best, most understandable books on backcountry avalanche safety, along with The Avalanche Handbook by David McClung and Peter Schaerer. Highly recommended reading in advance of American Institute for Avalanche Research and Education (AIARE) classes. Read this first before going to backcountry or sidecountry skiing.

Staying Alive in Avalanche Terrain

Winter recreation in the backcountry has increased steadily over the years and so has the number of deaths and injuries caused by avalanches. As search and rescue teams are increasingly strapped for funding, self-education has become a larger necessity for snow-sport enthusiasts. The new edition of Bruce Tremper's seminal book is organized according to the structure of American Avalanche Association classes and all chapters have been updated and reviewed by peer experts.

Weight1.12 pounds
Length8.98 inches
Height0.77 inches
BrandBruce Tremper
Width6.02 inches
LabelMountaineers Books
List Price$19.95
ManufacturerMountaineers Books
Product GroupBook
Product Type NameABIS_BOOK
PublisherMountaineers Books
StudioMountaineers Books
TitleStaying Alive in Avalanche Terrain
AuthorBruce Tremper
Number Of Pages304
Publication Date2008-09
Dewey Decimal Number796.90289
Number Of Items1
Model Name/TypeMPNEAN/UPC