Sunday, 13 December 2015

Risk tolerance

This short video featuring Swiss avalanche researcher Manuel Genswein is a very concise explanation of the long-term potential consequences of different levels of risk tolerance. Increasingly I found myself a little (lot) perplexed at the levels of risk some people will accept - consciously or unknowingly (that is of course the question...) - this early season is a case in point with people quite happy to ski through rock minefields with zero base of snow other than the snowfall from 2/3 weeks ago... maybe it is just experience (and dare one say wisdom) accumulated from various friends who have had early season prangs in similar conditions ( one a broken femur, another an exploded shoulder, pneumothorax and a few other things, another a tib-fib...). Maybe I am just turning into a grumpy old git!

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