Global Network of National Geoparks

Sobrarbe geopark organized a talk on “Nivology and avalanches, and how to behave in winter mountain”

Source :EGN Published :February 2, 2016

The Sobrarbe Geopark has started its annual activities on Saturday January 23, with a talk on “Nivology and avalanches and how to behave in the winter mountain”, given by Jorge García-Dihinx, at 18:30 in the Auditorium “Pedro Santorromán” headquarters of the Sobrarbe County in Boltaña, with free admission. The activity was very well received with140 attendees who completed the capacity of the room.




The Sobrarbe Geopark mountains are already finally covered with snow, and to enjoy them safely, it has organized this activity that aims to inform, educate and raise awarenessof geological hazards, in this case about avalanches.

Jorge García-Dihinx, gran conocedor del tema, es autor del blog “la meteo que viene” y dedos tomos de “Rutas con esquí por el Pirineo Aragonés”. Su exposición tuvo una duraciónde hora y media aproximadamente, dividida en dos partes. Primero nos introdujo en losmitos y verdades existentes sobre los aludes, cómo saber las condiciones de estabilidad ode inestabilidad y cómo comportarse en montaña para trazar con seguridad.

Jorge García-Dihinx, an expert of the subject, is the author of the blog “La Meteo queViene” and two volumes of “Ski routes in the Spanish Pyrenees”. His presentation lasted an hour and a half, divided into two parts. First he introduced us to the existing myths and truths about avalanches, how to know the conditions of stability or instability and how to behave in mountain to trace safely.




The second part dealt about how to interpret the scale of avalanches, file avalanchevictims of Catalan IGC, how to interpret  avalanche bulletins and how to behave in case ofsuffering an avalanche to recue a partner.