Here is a robot that makes it easier to monitor avalanche conditions without having to hike up slopes and perform measurements manually. The Smart Avalanche Rover is designed to minimize the dangers of avalanche analysis. It can be used to measure temperature, humidity, pressure, and other data.
The developers used Kyosho Blizzard RC tracks to drive the rover. The entire project took about 3 months to complete. If you know your Arduinos and have a few months to spare, you may want to give this project a try.