From bombs to bombillas, Snow Nomad: An Avalanche Memoir, chronicles the fifty seasons author Alan Dennis worked in the avalanche patch, travelling between Canada, New Zealand, Scotland, and Argentina. His nomadic account is composed of "facts, factoids, truths, half-truths, rumours, gossip, and fake news."
This unconventional journey on an undulating career path is one riddled with wit and the wisdom he gained when plying his trade at ski resorts, in mining patches, on film sets, and beyond. It's a story of mentors, mishaps, and moments of solitude. Dennis introspectively recalls the times when he was in over his head, but learned to rely on his training, intuition and, perhaps most of all, luck.
Snow Nomad is a humble and heartfelt tribute to his dear family, friends, and colleagues (and sometimes even foes) with whom he shared these decades, whether shooting military artillery for avalanche control in Canada's remote reaches, scrambling up a summit in the Scottish Highlands, or bunking at a mining camp in Argentina's Andes.