Author(s): Penny Goddard
Avalanche Awareness in the New Zealand Backcountry is the first avalanche handbook created specifically for New Zealand's unique weather and snowpack conditions. Everyone who visits the mountains needs to have an understanding of avalanches and the threat they pose. This book provides simple strategies for identifying avalanche terrain and avalanche conditions, explains how to make wise decisions and teaches rescue techniques. New Zealand's go-to avalanche awareness handbook reflects the best in current avalanche knowledge, applied to New Zealand's unique mountain environment. Well illustrated with colour photos, diagrams, and a New Zealand regional guide, this book is an essential companion for climbers, snowboarders, skiers, snowmobilers, trampers and hunters. It also serves as a reference text for New Zealand Mountain Safety Council avalanche training courses.
Penny Goddard is an avalanche forecaster and educator, guide and mountaineer. She has spent many winters working in the avalanche industry in Canada. She's happy to be bringing some of the knowledge she's gained overseas back to New Zealand.