Tag: safety

Would signs help?

Would signs indicating how many people die in gullies on the North Shore each year help inform people about the dangers of skiing beyond the ropes?

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Most popular posts 2015

The most popular posts on my blog for the year 2015 are, with one exception, posts that I wrote in previous years. I don’t know what that says about my blogging this year – perhaps I am getting worse or

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On Backcountry Safety

Backcountry safety is the process that consists of many parts; all of them are important, and leaving one out can mean the difference between life and death.

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My dog and I, "skiing" near the head of Indian Arm

The #TrailHeadSelfie – possibly the simplest and easiest safety tool you have

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Winter Backcountry Safety

I appeared on CBC news at 5 to talk about winter backcountry safety for a few minutes after several recent high profile rescues this winter.

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Hazardous Jobs

When I look back at some of the hazardous jobs I’ve had, they make Search and Rescue look easy in comparison.

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Avalanche Bulletins on a Map

I put together a proof of concept to put the Canadian Avalanche Centre’s Avalanche Bulletins on an interactive, full screen Google Map.

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Confusing an estimate with reality

It can be hazardous when a bad user interface makes people believe something is exact when it’s an estimate, or even worse, a guess.

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Stop with the Smart Phones already

People are still under the impression a Smart Phone can replace a GPS in the wilderness, and they’re still wrong.

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Canadian Avalanche Air Bag study

A recently released series of reports on the effectiveness of Avalanche Air Bags in Canada gives us the first evidence that they are effective.

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