Avalanche Risk Warning from Norwegian Authorities

Avalanche danger in mountains is at level three on a scale from one to five, according to the Norwegian Geotechnical Institute (NGI). Department Director of the Norwegian Red Cross Lars Atle Skorpen says this is a level leading to many killings and so they have increased readiness for the weekend and upcoming week.

– Get out and enjoy the Norwegian nature, but think yourself first. It is our main message, he said to NRK.

In the last three years, nearly 30 people have died due to avalanche in Norway. Most of the victims were men in their 40s.

Tips and advice about avalanches

Inform yourself about avalanche hazard and terrain

There is little chance of being exposed to landslides if you do not go in steep terrain below 30 degrees incline

Go out with others

Do not drive too close to avalanche areas

Are you in steep terrain, take your probe, shovel and transceiver equipment

Contact emergency assistance

Being caught by avalanches: Make a small air pocket in the last seconds of the landslide

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