QUESTION 02 OF 02 - AVALANCHE BASICS > IDENTIFYING THE SLOPE ASPECT

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IDENTIFYING THE SLOPE ASPECT WHEN ON TOUR

When you are touring it is always important to maintain an overview. You need to learn how to read the terrain and orient yourself to prominent features. Using the sun, you can identify the slope aspect and thus glean important information about the possible slope conditions. In the picture, it is 9:00 a.m. and the shadows are easy to identify. But which way is North, South, East, and West? Drag the four given slope aspects to the correct slope sections to solve the quiz.