By David F. Rooney photo
John Woods was the guest speaker at Wednesday’s Brown Bag History lecture, The Snow Still Thunders, at the Museum & Archives.
John talked about avalanches, a subject he is passionate about. He was also the lead researcher for the museum’s Land of Thundering Snow exhibit created a couple of years ago for the Virtual Museum of Canada.
John presented a lot of new information about avalanches in BC, including the March 21, 1915, avalanche killed more than 50 people when it thundered down a mountainside at midnight and destroyed the copper mining community of Jane Camp, located in the mountains above Britannia.
You can watch his spell-binding lecture — which includes a dramatic video of an avalanche in Rogers Pass as well as interesting photos of the latest in active avalanche mitigation technology now in use at Three Valley Gap and Rogers Pass — by activating the YouTube player below: