1. Despite indicates an illogical occurrence.
We had a good time despite the bad weather.
2. In spite of has the same meaning and usage as despite.
We had a good time in spite of the bad weather.
Dangerous Situations And How To Escape
Falling down a mountainside
First of all, dont reach out for anything. It could easily start a rockslide (too late? Then go back to #1). Press your chin to your chest. Your head is important and you want to make sure it stays with your body right? If possible try to use your feet as breaks, and if not, youll be at base camp momentarily.