Whoomph!

Surviving an Avalanche

Ah, there’s nothing like it: Being out in the cold air on a snowy mountain adventure, traipsing the slopes and enjoying winter wonderland views. But then—

Whoomph!

If you hear that sound, look out! Or, more accurately, look down because that’s the sound of snow giving way—and it signals the start of an avalanche.

What can you do to avoid being swept up in this devastating rush of ice and snow? And what if you can’t avoid it and you’re caught in the avalanche? Is there a way to survive it?

Nonfiction
Published by Fountas & Pinnell / Heinemann (forthcoming – spring 2020)