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A Chance in a Million?: Scottish Avalanches by Bob Barton
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With avalanche awareness rising as more and more skiers and snowboarders head for the back country the publication of this book is timely. While the fundamentals of avalanche science are the same in the Alps, America or Scotland, it highlights some of the unique aspects of this phenomena in the UK. First it highlights that avalanches occur outside the Scottish Highlands - in the Lakes, Peak District, Wales and even Ireland Secondly, its analysis of UK snow conditions is superb, providing insight into how the climate here affects avalanche formation. Finally, its educational on the techniques for evasion and for rescue