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Some of the same ideas being expressed here in regard to snow avalanche accidents:

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Some of the same ideas being expressed here in regard to snow avalanche accidents:
Great article.The quote from Bruce Tremper sums up a lot of how I feel about accident reporting and analysis. I think there are many lessons to be learned from accidents. We can all work hard on skill, preparation, and decision making. All that learning can help us avoid or minimize the dangers that are inherent in the wilderness. However, none of that is a 100% guarantee that something bad won't happen. I feel that saying every death on a river is the result of failure and can be prevented is a bit arrogant.

We all want to believe were so much more in control of things than we actually are, says Bruce Tremper, in his 27th year as director of the Utah Avalanche Center. Ive noticed it for years. I think it needs to be talked about.

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The article does a good job at reinforcing what avalanche educators have been doing for several years now: educating folks on the human dynamics of risk management. Understanding how and why we make decisions is a major component of outdoor sports. It goes well beyond hard skills.

Using that foundation to approach accidents investigation and reporting seems to be a prudent idea.


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