The Covid-19 pandemic has made it impossible to hold large avalanche seminars. CARE and Varsom.no, 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
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
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. https://doi.org/10.1080/02614367.2020.1831046
What do you know about FACETS? What CAN you know? New, freely available, article out now! … More Rethinking FACETS
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!
My social media feed has started filling up with pictures of new snow on the mountain tops. There is still no sign of snow in Tromsø, but it is evident that autumn is here, and winter is approaching. We have been a bit silent here at White Heat during summer, but we’ve not been idle. Our … More Publications and presentations
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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!
A large number of people has taken the time to answer our surveys for skiers and sledders. THANK YOU!! Your answers, will help us to find answers to questions that we hope will benefit the whole backcountry community, and all the detailed comments that you have provided, will help us to interpret your answers in … More Time to send out some goodies!
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.
Are you interested in what we are doing? On February 20th, 2018, at 6 PM, I will give a talk at REI in Bozeman. During the evening, I will present the results from our Norwegian study, and talk about what we are currently working on within the project. I really look forward to questions and … More White heat talk at REI, Bozeman
I got the advise to read the blog post by ski guide and avalanche educator, Joe Stock. I recommend that you read it too. https://www.stockalpine.com/posts/learning-from-mistakes
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 http://www.bergundsteigen.at.
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
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
The White Heat team has gotten a new member! On January 8th, Ingvild Mageli will start her Doctoral education at the School of Business and Economics at UiT the Arctic University of Norway, and become a member of CARE. Ingvild holds a Master’s degree in Economics from University of Oslo. She wrote her Master’s thesis … More A new face on the team
By Andrea Mannberg, Handelshøgskolen and CARE, UiT – the Arctic University of Norway The mountains have started to dress up in white in the northern hemisphere. Beautiful white giants are calling, and many of us feel a hunger to head out there and taste the fresh snow. Every year, when I scent the smell of … More The Nordic Avalanche Conference 2017
Whenever someone gets killed in an avalanche, it is a tragedy, both for the lost individual, for his or her family, and for society as a whole. Yes, it is a loss for society, because society looses a person who could have contributed to its development. Avalanche accidents generates costs in terms of rescue actions, … More To risk or not to risk – who is at risk of being caught in an avalanche?