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Snow Pit Basics w/ IFMGA Guide Evan Stevens
04:47 min | 72,355views

Knowing how to use tools and interpret finding is key to understanding snow pack and making good decisions for safe travel through avalanche terrain. IFMGA guide Evan Stevens takes us through the basics of digging a good snow pit and performing a compression test. Have a great, safe ski season! As featured on Backcountry Magazine's "Mountain Skills" video series.
Avalanche Safety | How to Techniques for a Compression Test
05:18 min | 135,066views

Cam Campbell, Public Avalanche Forecaster for the Canadian Avalanche Centre and Researcher for the University of Calgary's Applied Snow and Avalanche Research, demonstrates how to assess snow stability using a compression test. More about avalanche safety: Avalanche safety gear:
Avalanche Education: Compression Test.m4v
07:03 min | 6,269views

Colorado Mountain School guide, Russell Hunter, demos a compression test on a AIARE Level 1 avalanche course. Join CMS for your avalanche education this winter. Colorado Mountain School 800.836.4008