Avalanche Control

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When heading to the mountains it is best to check the avalanche report first at www.avalanche.ca. I did this in February and learned that the road I was planning to take the following morning would be closed for avalanche control. Instead of picking an alternative route I opted to observe the avalanche from the comfort of my front porch. I watched a helicopter circle above a snow packed peak and the crew then dropped an explosive charge. I saw the explosion and, quite a few seconds later, I heard a sharp bang. Even though I knew the sound was coming, it still made me jump. The snow slid off the mountain top and billowed in a huge cloud below while the helicopter circled overhead to check the progress. Then another explosive change (another jump) another controlled avalanche ....
Taken By
Bill Bain
Taken On
March 27, 2021
avalanche backcountry snow mountain nature outdoors mountain_range peak slope ice
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