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
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
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?
Originally posted on The Hungry Hen Report:
I few weeks ago, I went to an avalanche seminar hosted by the Centre for Avalanche Research and Education (CARE), here in Tromsø. The talk that evening was given by Thomas T. Kleiven, ski enthusiast and photographer. In 2014, the same year that we were caught in the…
I’ve had some close calls in my life. My last wasn’t close, it was right under my feet and over my head. On February 16th 2014, I and two friends remotely triggered an avalanche on the mountain Lebnes in Kittelfjäll, Sweden. The avalanche broke about 100 m above us and caught and partly buried us … More A close encounter with human factors