In This Week's California Backcountry Report:
Small Avalanches; Big Consequences
In this episode JB and Matt breakdown three different avalanche fatalities in three different parts that all have one thing in common: Terrain that was a consequence multiplier.
We also talk about the weather ahead and where you can find the best snow in the state.
Disclaimer: The avalanche report is a big-picture discussion of what is going on with the weather and snowpack for a large region. This isn't intended as travel advice and shouldn't be taken as such. It is incumbent on all backcountry users to get educated, make their own quality observations, and make their own evidence-based decisions.
About The California Backcountry Report
The California Backcountry Report is a weekly podcast run throughout the wintertime that tracks weather, snowpack, avalanche activity, and the backcountry community at large.
Your Host JB Brown is an AMGA Certified Ski Guide, IFMGA Aspirant Mountain Guide, and is Avalanche Level 3 Certified. JB has been guiding in avalanche terrain since 2006 both as a climber and as a skier.
Producer and Co-host Matt Mahaney is guides alpine rock climbing and ice climbing throughout the High Sierra for SWS Mountain Guides. While he doesn't ski much he brings a wealth of avalanche knowledge and experience through a lifetime working and recreating in the mountain.
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