The only constant in life is human fallability, so when we’re away from the social safety net, we need to know we can rely on each other.
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?
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.
The #TrailHeadSelfie – possibly the simplest and easiest safety tool you have
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.
When I look back at some of the hazardous jobs I’ve had, they make Search and Rescue look easy in comparison.
I put together a proof of concept to put the Canadian Avalanche Centre’s Avalanche Bulletins on an interactive, full screen Google Map.
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.
People are still under the impression a Smart Phone can replace a GPS in the wilderness, and they’re still wrong.