Human Factors in Avalanche Assessment

Just put together a short article on Human Factors that cloud our judgement when assessing avalanches. It is a great overview of how even if you know what and how you are meant to assess risk in avalanche terrain, that we can skip even the most basic steps.

It is sometimes call heuristics, if you haven’t got a clue about avalanche assessment then, I’d suggest having a look at a couple of articles on UKC, or even better buying my book A Mountaineers Guide to Avalanche. Links to iPad and Kindle version are over in the right sidebar.

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