A Chance in a Million?

written by Bob Barton & Blyth Wright


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In this fully revised and updated edition of the classic handbook, two of Britain’s leading avalanche experts look at the phenomenon from a variety of perspectives. Why and how do avalanches happen? How can you avoid being caught in one? What action should you take if you or someone else are caught in an avalanche? What are your chances of survival?

More than a field book, A Chance in a Million? also includes details of every recorded avalanche accident in Scotland, England and Wales and highlights notorious blackspots. Other chapters describe the history of avalanches in the UK, the development of the Scottish Avalanche Information Service and its forecasting service, and the Black Winter of 1994/95 when 12 people died in avalanches on Scottish hills. Many tragic accidents, ironic twists of fate and remarkable escapes are described in detail through interviews and eyewitness accounts.


142 illustrations
160 pages
Size: 165 x 235 mm
ISBN: 9780907521594
Published: 2000