Avalanche Expert Bruce Jamieson visits Revelstoke

In a presentation hosted by the Revelstoke library, avalanche expert Dr. Bruce Jamieson will give a presentation on snowpack testing and the most current research findings concerning the odds associated with being caught in an avalanche on Oct. 17.

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Bruce Jamieson has 30 years experience in avalanche management, assessment, forecasting, and research.

The Revelstoke Branch of the Okanagan Regional Library is proud to host Dr. Bruce Jamieson on Saturday, October 17 at 7 p.m. in the Revelstoke Community Centre.  Dr. Jamieson’s presentation will have wide appeal for anyone who ventures into the backcountry especially in this part of Canada. The focus of his presentation will be on snowpack testing and the most current research findings concerning the odds associated with being caught in an avalanche. This interesting and timely presentation is free of charge.

Bruce has 30 years of experience spanning avalanche hazard management, hazard assessment, snow and avalanche research, avalanche forecasting and avalanche control. He was president of the Canadian Avalanche Association from 1992 to 1995 and has recently retired from the University of Calgary as a professor in the Department of Engineering.  He taught courses in Snow Avalanche Formation and Release and Snow Avalanche Hazard Mitigation. He continues to do field work in cooperation with Mt. Revelstoke National Park and research which is supported by the Canadian Avalanche Association, Parks Canada, and many others.

Bruce co-edited the Canadian Avalanche Association’s Guidelines for Snow Avalanche Risk Determination and Mapping in Canada, and the Land Managers Guide to Snow Avalanche Hazards in Canada. He also co-wrote Avalanche Accidents in Canada: 1984–1996. His three short books on backcountry avalanche safety are used as student manuals for the Canadian Avalanche Association’s avalanche skills training courses.

To see videos about the topics which will be discussed at Bruce’s October 17th presentation as well as many more instructional videos about avalanche risk control go to the University of Calgary’s ASARC research and outreach page: http://www.ucalgary.ca/asarc/research/outreach