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Don't even think about heading into the winter backcountry without reading the ABC's of Avalanche Safety. This book provides potential life-saving information about reading snowpacks, identifying terrain traps, and taking the best routes to keep you and the rest of the party safe. If things do go wrong, you'll be happy that you didn't skip the chapter about avalanche rescue and that you spent plenty of time practicing with your beacon before you strapped on the skins.

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4 5

Solid book

I found the book to be rather informative, compact, and convenient. The photos and diagrams inside are easy to understand and they help support the concepts in the text. The information is well organized and presented and, overall, I found it to be a great supplement and resource.

4 5

Good, but not the best

Like many of the Peregrine books, this one is also written to a pretty broad audience and therefore I think misses some great opportunities to dive into the subject even better. That said, its content is good with easy to understand text and graphics for the first time avalanche student.I'd like to see an avie book that has more field experiences like case studies and which give you a sense of the personality of the author, much like Bruce Tremper's book which I reviewed on - Bottom line is that it's a great starter book, but Tremper's book is more "meat and potatoes" where this is a good appetizer.