As the name implies, Know Before You Go advocates getting as clued up as possible before any venture into the backcountry. You can never fully eliminate the risks, but as the likes of Travis Rice and Jeremy Jones explain in this video, there’s a lot you can do to improve your odds.
Know Before You Go is brought to you by a supergroup of organisations that makes the Traveling Wilburys look like a garage band. The Utah Avalanche Center, the Colorado Avalanche Information Center, Avalanche Canada, Backcountry Access, the American Avalanche Association, the American Institute of Avalanche Research and Education and the National Avalanche Center have all contributed.
Plus there’s footage from the likes of Brain Farm, Sherpas Cinema and Red Bull Media House, whose avalance footage leaves you in no doubt as to their potential.
For more info, check out the Know Before You Go website.