Know Boundaries : Episode 3 | The Five Red Flags A good reminder about the crucial signals of unstable environments and terrain in the mountains. What to look for? •Temperature •Wind •Current Activity •Whummping and Cracking (Settlement) •Significant Snowfall (24) Hours Be aware, ski with care, and think a lot. Keep your head on a swivel and read the terrain and what the weather is doing to different parts of the mountain. Wind scoured here, rotten snow there, wind loading here, whumppfing there, unsettled powder snow, sweeping slides, high winds, isolated pockets of instability/ With every action there is an opposite or equal reaction, escpecially in the mountains. Know Boundaries : Episode 3 | The Five Red Flags | Unofficial Networks

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Know Boundaries : Episode 3 | The Five Red Flags

A good reminder about the crucial signs of foreseeable danger in the mountains.

What to look for?

  • Temperature (rapidly changing)
  • Wind
  • Current Activity
  • Whummping and Cracking (Settlement)
  • Significant Snowfall (24) Hours

Be aware, ski with care, and think a lot.  Keep your head on a swivel and read the terrain and what the weather is doing to different parts of the mountain. 

Wind scoured here, rotten snow there, 

major new snowfall, propagation and cracking

wind loading here, whumppfing there,

unsettled powder snow, sweeping slides,

high winds, isolated pockets of instability

///////////  With every action there is an opposite or equal reaction, escpecially in the mountains.  //////////

 

 

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