California Backcountry Report

California Backcountry Report Logo for snow and avalanche conditionsIn This Week's California Backcountry Report: 

Season 2 Episode 12, First California Fatality

The first avalanche fatality of the year has occurred in far Northern California near Etna Mountain.  JB and Matt interview Ski Guide and Avalanche Instructor Caleb Burns about some of the details of the accident and what can be learned from the incident.

The California Backcountry Report is a big-picture "Regional View" 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 and Alpine 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.  In addition to professional experience, he also serves as the President of the Sierra Avalanche Center.

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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