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The Snowy Torrents : Avalanche Accidents in the United States, 1910-1966

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Title The Snowy Torrents : Avalanche Accidents in the United States, 1910-1966
Subject Avalanches--Accidents--United States
Description Each winter many snow avalanches fall in the mountains. Some bring destruction to property and terror to those unfortunate enough to be caught in the sliding snow. Reports of some of these reach the Alta Avalanche Study Center on the Wasatch National Forest in Utah. The following summaries are drawn from this master file for avalanche data maintained at Alta by the U.S. Forest Service. The reason for compiling these accident summaries is to analyze both the causes which led to the accidents and the rescue efforts which followed. By studying these, we can learn some of the factors that caused the accidents and, hopefully, prevent similar ones in the future. Each accident summary is followed by our commentary.
Creator Gallagher, Dale, ed.
Publisher Digitized by J. Willard Marriott Library, University of Utah
Contributors U.S. Department of Agriculture; Forest Service; Wasatch National Forest; Alta Avalanche Study Center
Date 1967-01
Type Text
Format application/pdf
Date Digital 2009-06-16
Identifier The_Snowy_Torrents.pdf
Source U.S. Department of Agriculture; Forest Service; Wasatch National Forest; Alta Avalanche Study Center
Language eng
Relation Alta Avalanche Study Center
Is Part of Ski Archive
Spatial Coverage United States
Rights http://rightsstatements.org/vocab/CNE/1.0/
Provenance QC929.A9 U58
ARK ark:/87278/s6sn06xs
Setname uu_altaav
Date Created 2016-02-05
Date Modified 2016-02-05
ID 15107
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6sn06xs
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