BLACK DIAMOND BACKCOUNTRY BETA – READING THE AVALANCHE FORECAST

BACKCOUNTRY TIPS FROM BD ATHLETE AND AVALANCHE FORECASTER MIKE BARNEY

Winter is coming, so that means it’s time to not only sharpen your sticks and boards, but also to hone your snow safety skills. 

The number one step before heading into the backcountry is reading the forecast first. In the first episode of BD’s new educational snow safety series, avalanche forecaster and BD athlete Mike Barney teaches us how to properly read an avalanche forecast, from the terminology you’ll encounter, to the diagrams you’ll see.

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ABOUT MIKE BARNEY:

Few people spend more days on snow than BD Athlete Mike Barney. He’s been a ski guide for the last 17 years and spends on average nine months every 365 days taking clients into the mountains.

He’s amassed a level of knowledge in the mountains that’s unparalleled, which is why he’s continually sought after by the best guiding outfits around the world.

From Iceland to Chile, Alaska to Silverton, Barney can be found digging pits, shredding lines, and riding shotgun in the heli while guiding clients to the goods.