Summary of project

Although we today have more information, knowledge, and more advanced technology to prevent accidents than ever before, accidents still occur with a higher frequency than we would like. At the same time, it appears as if some people do not wish to minimize risk. On the contrary, many voluntarily expose themselves to the risk of … More Summary of project

The CARE panel

The CARE panel is a research project which aims to follow 10 000 backcountry riders over 10 years. Our aim is to generate knowledge that will help people make better decisions in avalanche terrain, and to reduce the risk of avalanche accidents. Background In order to make it easier to make good decisions in avalanche … More The CARE panel


The Covid-19 pandemic has made it impossible to hold large avalanche seminars. CARE and, the Norwegian avalanche warning service, has therefore launched a podcast series. The podcast covers a wide range of topics, from talks about how to identify avalanche terrain, to snow dynamics, to human factors. In episode 9, I and Audun Hetland … More Skredpodden

Behavioral grooves

We recently had the privilige to talk about decision-making in avalanche terrain with Tim and Kurt on the Behavioral grooves podcast. We had a blast participating in the show, and feel honored to have been invited. If you haven’t checked out this podcast, you should! You can find our episode, along with all other episodes … More Behavioral grooves

Social aspirations

How does social norms and a desire to gain social status affect our terrain choices in the backcountry. In this study, we investigated how backcountry riders perceive social status in the backcountry, and how this, in turn affect our terrain chocies. The paper is available to all via open access.

NY/NEW October 2018! Vinnere av gavekort/winners of giftcards!

We have drawn two winners of gift cards worth 1000 NOK from the pool of participants in the Tromsø/Alta survey on social identity and preferences. Those of you who chose to participate in the lottery, created a code. The code consisted of the LAST two letters in your grandmothers name, the FIRST two letters of … More NY/NEW October 2018! Vinnere av gavekort/winners of giftcards!

Vinnere av bok!

Under våren 2018 gjennomførte vi en undersøkelse om opplevd fare i skredterreng. Tusen takk til dere som deltok! Vi har trukket en vinnere av boken Til topps i Norges Nasjonalparker av Gjermund Norskar (les om boka her og her). Vinneren har kode 1369. Alle deltakere som valgte å delta i trekkingen av en premie fikk … More Vinnere av bok!

Powder to the People

Jack Foersterling at Powder Magazine has written a great article in Powder magazine about our White Heat Tracks project. Thanks for helping to get the word out to the community! You can read the article here.  

White heat in Bergundsteigen

We are very excited that the well-respected magazine on people, mountains and uncertainty –  Bergundsteigen  – has chosen to publish an article on the first results from the White Heat Project. We would once again like to thank all the participants for their contributions. You can read the full article (in English) at  

White Heat Tracks

We are finally ready to enter the second phase of the White Heat project, and we are very excited about it! Our aim with this part of project is to collect GPS location information and survey responses from backcountry skiers and riders to better understand what types of terrain decision we make. Our focus is … More White Heat Tracks

White Heat Post Doc position

Would you like to live in Tromsø, Norway, and do research on decision-making under uncertainty together with researchers in economics, psychology, and snow science? UiT The Arctic University of Norway has established «The Arctic MSCA-IF program» to select excellent young researchers planning to submit applications for a Marie Skƚodowska Curie individual fellowship (MSCA-IF) in order … More White Heat Post Doc position