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Winter Hazards

Climatic Conditions

  • Temperature
  • Wetness
  • Cold Metal
  • Super cooled liquids – fuel

All of the above can lead to HypothermiaFrostnipFrostbite, Frozen eyelashes/cornea


  • Steep or pitched terrain
  • Avalanche – rare except for steep ditches or channels
  • Falling objects with sun /heat
  • Breaking Through Ice – careful of undercutting, watch the border of ice to shore

Other Hazards