Avalanche Summary #1

In This Week's California Backcountry Report: 

California Backcountry Report Logo for snow and avalanche conditionsAvalanche Summary Breakdown #1

California has its first major avalanche burial of the season and Colorado has it's first avalanche fatality of the year.  JB takes a few minutes to break down the incident reports.  What can we learn from these events?

 

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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