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Survival: Avalanches Stories

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Estimate Slope Using Trekking Poles

Avalanches are most likely on slopes pitched between 35 and 45 degrees, but eye-balling pitch is unreliable. Here's a simple way to measure the slope using gear you already have.

Watch These RMNP Rangers Train for Avalanche Rescues

Avalanche danger will be high for the next few days.

Select a Safe Route: Avalanche Terrain Travel

Recognize these avalanche-risk signs and learn how to choose routes that avoid them.

Prep Your Gear: Outfit for Avalanche Safety

Equip yourself with safety gear and practice proper techniques.

Gear School: Avalanche Beacons

Travel safely through snowscapes with this lifesaving locator.

How to Cross a Spring Snowfield

Cross the steeps safely and avoid avalanches with these guide-approved tips.

How to Avoid Avalanches

Hike safely in avalanche terrain

Survive This: Caught in an Avalanche

When you're trekking into a backcountry bowl, avalanches are almost always a threat. Learn how to protect yourself when the worst happens.

Avalanches: The Big Slide

Watching snow fall is a backcountry joy--unless it's barreling 80 mph down a mountain and you're in its path.

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