Know the Snow: Mt. Harvey case study - presented by Avalanche Canada

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  • Date
    Sunday, 24 November, 2019
  • Time
    From 12:00 pm to 01:00 pm MST
  • Organizer
    MEC Calgary
  • Price
    Free
  • Address
    MEC Calgary Downtown
    830 10 Ave SW
    Calgary Downtown, AB

KNOW THE SNOW WEEKEND

Join Avalanche Canada at our downtown store on Sunday November 24, 2019.

This presentation looks at the incident on Mt. Harvey in April 2017, where 5 snowshoers died in an avalanche when a cornice they were standing on released.  The presentation will look at the factors leading to cornice development as well as other terrain and snowpack-related factors that lead to avalanches.  This presentation is suitable for anyone venturing into the backcountry and will be especially pertinent to snowshoers.