Avalanche Safety Poster
Snow science is relevant in my life because I love the mountains and it helped me to know what to do if if the terrain looks unsafe and how to avoid an avalanche. I learned that snow the main source of water in the west because when it melts the rivers flow become higher from the snow in the mountains. This prevents droughts and it keeps our rivers high so we can raft, kayak, tube, etc. The skill i have learned is how to identify avalanche terrain and check the snow pack in order to prevent a possible avalanche.
YOLO Project- Wearing Helmets While Climbing
-The Purpose of Helmets/How They Work
Helmets are made to protect the brain form extreme impact that cab cause brain injuries. They protect you by absorbing the enery from the impact so your brain doesn't.
-Brain Trauma While Climbing/Recreational Sports
While you are climbing it is very smart to wear a helmet while climbing. If you don't falling rocks can give you severe brain trauma. Also, while you are climbing you are pretty high up most times and a simple little slip can cause you to fall and hit your head. Head injuries caused by climbing can result in impaired motor skills and paralysis, loss of memory, altered personality, speech difficulty, and death. Every 21 seconds someone in the U..S. someone gets in an accident causing them to have serious brain trauma. 50,000 people die from brain trauma a year and 235,000 are hospitalized a year. According to the American Association of Neurological Surgeons 21% of serious brain trauma in the U.S. is caused from recreational sports.
-Most Common Climbing Injuries
Not all Climbing Injuries are brain related. The most common injury is pulley tear. This occurs when tendons in your finger tear due to putting your whole body weight on your hands to hold yourself up. A very serious finger injury is when you damage the tendon from your elbow to your finger. This can case you to not be able to move some joints in your fingers. In the picture below it shows the most common places on your body that get injured while climbing.