Avalanche Safety Videos Explore Risk on the Mountain

After this weekend’s fatal avalanche accident in Colorado, National Geographic News explored avalanche safety tips. We embedded an avalanche video with that article, but we found more great videos on this topic, so we are embedding them below.

Like weather and the chance for a thunderstorm, the probability of avalanches can be predicted.

In the following video, go behind the scenes at the Bridger Teton National Forest Avalanche Center. Experts here prepare avalanche forecasts for backcountry thrill seekers. This video is from our partners at explore.org.

Any dog lover can appreciate the enthusiasm dogs display for praise or rewards. Rescue dogs in the backcountry¬† thrive on finding surviving humans. And it’s all like a game for them, with a reward at the end. In the next video, meet “Murphy” and his handler. This video also comes from our partners at explore.org.

Meet a skier who triggered a major avalanche, lived to tell about it, and it was all captured on video.


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Jeff has been a Senior Video Producer with National Geographic for over 10 years. He manages day-to-day operation of National Geographic's online video player and writes, produces and narrates videos. A video news journalist for more than 25 years, his previous experience includes Senior Producer for Discovery Science Channel, Executive Producer for a regional cable news channel, and News Director, News Anchor, Producer and Reporter for several local network affiliates in Pennsylvania, Georgia, Washington, DC and West Virginia.