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Sixth Festival "Vertical"

The risk of avalanche

Category: Adventure films
Year: 2001
Time: 14 min
Country: France
Camera-man: Patrice Lon
Director: Erve Martin-Delpier

Subject: Avalanche is the major danger in mountains in winter. The increasing number of winter sports stations and ski runs involves the increase of victims of snow avalanches. In french meteorological office in Grenoble scientists analyze peculiarities of snow cristallization and avalanches. The organization of artificial avalanches is one of the main methods of avalanche prevention in Shamoni. Film is based on scientific researches and real documentary shots.

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