Persistent Weak Layers: “Weak layers that continue to produce avalanches for several days or weeks after a storm.”
Hey, wouldn’t it be great if the backcountry skier had such an alert system? Well, actually there is, and it’s called Avatech.
Just as Waze is sharing real-time driving conditions via crowdsourcing, Avatech is now doing the same with information from the backcountry regarding snow pack and general weather/snow related observations.
When I recently heard they were assembling a team of ‘advocates’ to spread the word about their platform, use the tools, and meet other like minded backcountry travelers, I jumped at the opportunity, thus this write-up.
The 411 on Avatech here:
Want to plan a route and take key considerations of the terrain into your planning before you go? You can do that. Then, download that key information to a printed map or electronic device, it can be done.
Information on the go? There’s an app for that.
Load the Avatech iPhone app, and record information in the backcountry real-time. Learn what others are seeing in the same region as you are, real-time.
Much more to report on, in the meantime, see you on the slopes. Spread the word…