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Podcast by Caleb Merrill

The Avalanche Hour Podcast Caleb Merrill

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Podcast by Caleb Merrill

    The Avalanche Hour Podcast Episode 4.8 Jamie Laidlaw

    The Avalanche Hour Podcast Episode 4.8 Jamie Laidlaw

    Episode 4.8 highlights Guide, Educator, Patroller, Professional Expedition Skier Jamie Laidlaw. Jamie shares some of the lessons he has learned in the mountains, and what has caught him off guard in the snowpack. He details some strategy about going into areas where there is no readily accessed information to historical snowpack data. I know you'll enjoy this one. Cheers.

    • 47 min
    The Avalanche Hour Podcast Episode 4.7 CJ Svela and Laura Maguire

    The Avalanche Hour Podcast Episode 4.7 CJ Svela and Laura Maguire

    In this episode, we first chat with CJ Svela who is the Vice President of the Association of Professional Patrollers. He shares with us what the APP is all about, and some of the educational offerings of this winter for Patrollers across the West. We then chat with Laura Maguire, who shares some of her research concerning decision making and cognitive systems in high risk environments.

    Check out all of Laura's papers: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Laura_Maguire5

    If you would like to help merge further the theory and practice, contact Laura to collaborate:
    Maguire.81@osu.edu

    Music on this episode was Broke for Free and Anitek. Both tracks were courtesy of freemusicarchive.org and are made possible by the Creative Commons License

    • 1 hr 5 min
    The Avalanche Hour Podcast Episode 4.6 Danny Holland- Puckerface Avalanche

    The Avalanche Hour Podcast Episode 4.6 Danny Holland- Puckerface Avalanche

    Danny Holland recounts his perspective of being part of the group that was involved in a fatal avalanche on December 26, 2013 on Cody Peak, WY. This is not meant to be an exhaustive analysis of the avalanche, but more a conversational piece about how the events of that fateful day unfolded. Thank you to Danny for sharing his story. This is not easy. For more information on this event, see the below links. We can all learn from this.

    Accident Report: https://avalanche.state.co.us/caic/acc/acc_report.php?acc_id=510&accfm=inv

    The Avalanche Review article by Alex Do: (Page 19) https://static1.squarespace.com/static/59d2a0f0e9bfdf20d6d654b7/t/5a5fbbb824a694f8d83e0d61/1516223431491/TAR3204_ALL_LoRes.pdf

    • 48 min
    The Avalanche Hour Podcast Episode 4.5 Doug Chabot

    The Avalanche Hour Podcast Episode 4.5 Doug Chabot

    Hopefully you all are stuffed from the recent Thanksgiving holiday. More importantly, I hope you were able to spend some quality time with those people you care about. This episode features a great interview with Doug Chabot who is the current director of the Gallatin National Forest Avalanche Center in Bozeman, MT. We chat about some of the strategies the GNAFC utilizes to get their message across to as many diverse user groups as they can. We also chat about his work with several organizations in Pakistan. Doug shares a couple stories of close calls and the subsequent lessons learned from those. Enjoy. Music on this episode was "Somebody" by Gramatik and "Boss O Nova" by Anitek. Enjoy

    • 1 hr 10 min
    The Avalanche Hour Podcast Episode 4.4 BrendEn Cronin

    The Avalanche Hour Podcast Episode 4.4 BrendEn Cronin

    We sit down and have a good ol time with BrendEn Cronin. Currently a highway forecaster for Wyoming DOT, BrendEn has been a guide, forecaster, ski patroller, and all around badass kayaker. We cover lots in this episode, and I think we had a pretty good time doing it. Hope you enjoy. Music in this episode: Funk it VIP by Gramatik and DeFunk as well as So Far by Anitek.

    • 1 hr 9 min
    The Avalanche Hour Podcast Episode 4.3 Don Sharaf

    The Avalanche Hour Podcast Episode 4.3 Don Sharaf

    I travelled to Jackson WY last week and sat down with Don Sharaf. Don has spent the better part of the past 3 decades working in the snow and avalanche realm while forecasting, guiding, and educating others in this high risk environment. We break down what we can do given all of our awareness of human factors, talk about how to measure success and failure in avalanche education, whether confidence is outpacing competence and so much more. We recorded this interview in a county library, and unfortunately there was some interference in the recording that needed to be scrubbed out, resulting in the interview sound quality becoming a bit dull. Sorry about that! After you listen to the show, make sure you check out Don's interview with Drew Hardesty on the UAC podcast. Below is a link to that. If you are interested in the Gordon Graham video referenced, there is also a link to that below. Music on this episode is Anitek- Courtesy of the Free Music Archive and made possible by the Creative Commons License. Enjoy!

    https://utahavalanchecenter.org/blog/38344
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JuVo4Nhy7Us

    • 1 hr 12 min

Customer Reviews

MTsnowsurf ,

Good range of interviews

I like how this podcast has a wide range of guests ranging from avalanche experts to everyday recreational backcountry users to share their stories. The host is humble and his questions are well thought out to make the most of the listeners time. Thanks Caleb!! JD in Montana

Montana transient ,

Awesome, informative conversations

This definitely should be checked out for anybody even remotely interested in snow. Amazing conversations with real, talented, and experienced individuals. Caleb crushes it.

me_popp ,

Awesome

Great interviews with experienced people from all over the industry! Thanks for sharing stories that we can all learn something from

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