Avalanches in Himalayas have been a reason behind many causalities of trekkers, soldiers etc. since long time. With this reference, consider the following statements:

  1. The Himalayan range experiences more avalanches than any other place on Earth.
  2. Snowmobiling is one of the major reasons for avalanches.

Which of the above statements is/are correct?

Answer: [C] Both 1 & 2

An avalanche is a sudden flow of snow down a slope, such as a mountainside. The first statement is correct because Himalayan range experiences more avalanches than any other place on Earth. Second statement is also correct because snowmobile leads to to avalanches if slab is not well anchored to the ground, leading to severe avalanche conditions.

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