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Be careful out there this winter...no matter where you are

Postby Matt Lemke » Sat Nov 17, 2012 9:17 pm

http://www.outsideonline.com/outdoor-adventure/snow-sports/Tunnel-Vision-November-2012.html?page=1http://

Tunnel Vision - a moving and revealing story by one of the survivors

I know we all can relate to the power peer pressure and herd mentality can have on our judgement.
Lets all be very careful this winter especially in groups. It only takes one small decision...no matter how complex the situation may be. :cry:
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Postby lafutura » Sat Nov 17, 2012 10:59 pm

fantastic article. thanks so much for sharing. i'll be thinking about that one for quite some time.

i'm a fan of this book, for those who may be interested - some of the end of the article reminded me of the topics covered in the book: http://www.amazon.com/Deep-Survival-Who-Lives-Dies/dp/0393326152

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Postby Nelson » Sun Nov 18, 2012 8:41 am

An outstanding article.

Megan, the authoress, makes the same point that Bruce Trempner makes in his book, i.e Individual people have very different risk profiles when they are in a group.

Interesting.

Nelson

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Postby Mikeo » Sun Nov 18, 2012 9:40 am

Thanks for sharing this article. It hit me hard reading the quote --"Our biggest mistake may have been relying on previous experiences—times we’d all skied the same terrain, on similarly risky days, and nothing had happened. “You need to treat every slope as if you are riding it for the first time,” McCammon told me, “because the avalanche doesn’t care about what you got away with last time.” Everytime we might push it in a situation we are not sure of and then get away with it only hightens our false sense of security. I like how recent articles like this one and the one in this months Powder focus on our decision making.

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Postby prestone818 » Sun Nov 18, 2012 11:44 am

Moving stuff

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Postby globreal » Sun Nov 18, 2012 2:11 pm

lafutura wrote:fantastic article. thanks so much for sharing. i'll be thinking about that one for quite some time.

i'm a fan of this book, for those who may be interested - some of the end of the article reminded me of the topics covered in the book: http://www.amazon.com/Deep-Survival-Who-Lives-Dies/dp/0393326152



Matt, thanks for sharing this thought provoking article. A very worthy read & reminder of the "herd mentality"....especially as we are moving into winter.

Lafutura, about the book DEEP SURVIVAL by Laurence Gonzales, I too have that book and think it's a great read for those of us who venture out into the backcountry. In fact, I was just recommending it to a fellow climber yesterday on Huerfano.
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