Avalanche barriers on a mountain peak near St Anton in Austria. Ski tracks can be seen where skiers have traversed across R to L

Avalanche barriers on a mountain peak near St Anton in Austria. Ski tracks can be seen where skiers have traversed across R to L Stock Photo
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StockShot / Alamy Stock Photo

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DTTJPD

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34.3 MB (2.1 MB Compressed download)

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Dimensions:

3000 x 4000 px | 25.4 x 33.9 cm | 10 x 13.3 inches | 300dpi

Date taken:

3 February 2014

Location:

Arlberg Austria

Photographer:

Bridget Clyde

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Avalanche barriers: The main part of the avalanche barriers is based on a high tensile strength steel wire mesh, extending across the slope and reaching to the surface of the snow. The supporting effect created by the retaining surface prevents possible creeping within the snow cover and sliding of the snow cover on the terrain surface. Breaking-away of avalanches is thus prevented at the starting zone, while occurring snow movements are restricted to the extent that they remain harmless. The forces resulting from the snow pressure are absorbed by the snow nets and carried off over the swivel posts and anchor ropes into the anchor points.

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