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Killer Snow: Avalanches of Newfoundland and Labrador

Thought by many to be rare, or unprecedented events, avalanches occur in Newfoundland and Labrador, and often with devastating results. This book builds a picture of how avalanches have affected the people of Newfoundland and Labrador through describing the various avalanche tragedies that have occurred in the last 250 years. Where possible, the words of those present as reported in contemporary accounts are used to describe the incidents; and in a few cases the direct accounts of survivors are used. The stories told are often tragic- with over sixty people killed in avalanche incidents, this is unavoidable-but also many survive, and lessons can be learned from their experiences. The aim of this publication is to raise awareness of avalanche hazards in Newfoundland and Labrador, and in addition to detailing the various incidents, some basic information on causes of avalanches, and avalanche safety is included. The best way of understanding the significance of avalanches in this province, however, is by listening to the stories told over the years.

Proceeds from the sale of this book will help support the activities of the Canadian Avalanche Foundation/Fondation Canadienne des Avalanches.


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