The podcast that helps keep you on top of the snow rather than buried beneath it.
Processing the Wilson Glade Accident
On the morning of February 6, two different groups totaing eight people went to ski in the Wilson Glade area of Alexander Basin in Millcreek Canyon. Both groups were ascending when the avalanche happened. Six people were caught and fully buried. Two of them survived. Four did not. In this episode, we break down what happened in this tragic accident. Drew is joined by UAC forecasters Nikki Champion and Trent Meisenheimer, and Alta Avalanche Office Director Dave Richards.
How Valuable Are Avalanche Airbags Really? - A Conversation with Dr. Scott McIntosh and Black Diamond's Andy Merriman
In this episode, we sit down with Dr. Scott McIntosh and Black Diamond's Andy Merriman to talk about, well first, good decision making, but then, in the event you get caught in an avalanche, how and why an airbag can potentially help you avoid the worst consequences. In particular, we're taking about BD's innovative JetForce Pro Avalanche Airbag. A study conducted by Dr. McIntosh et al. suggests the JetForce Pro pack could delay asphyxia, buying buried backcountry users valuable additional time for rescue
Developing a Culture of Safety: A Conversation with Jeff Hambelton
Jeff Hambleton works with avalanche professionals from around the world and across disciplines to build avalanche education tools and train the next generation. In this episode: connecting to your audience; culture-shift after the Valentine’s Day slide of ‘99 at Mt Baker and the Danny Woods avalanche of 2008; effecting deeper change through social clubs; zone-based comms strategies; the value of simple rules; industry efforts to educate users; the future of motorized safety education.
Drew's Blogcast: The Anthropology of Risk
Could our evolutionary history help explain why we enjoy putting our lives at risk?
Managing Avalanche Risk, Managing Pandemic Risk: A Conversation with Dr. Angela Dunn.
Dr. Angela Dunn is the State Epidemiologist for the Utah Department of Health. In this episode: messaging the problem as you're learning about it; public safety and risk guidelines; cascading risks; marketing problems; the risk/reward balancing act; the single overriding communications objective; effecting behavior change; sticky messaging; culture eats strategy for breakfast; irreproducible accents.
Drew's Blogcast: No Exit, or Tragedy of the Commons
We're all in this together.
Amazing podcast with so many lessons. Thanks!
I’m new-ish to the wasatch backcountry and this is full of great info. Great guests, and Drew the host is full of amazing insights and knowledge.
This is an incredible resource full of insight from some of the most experienced and learned professionals in the avalanche industry. Furthermore, Drew Hardesty co-stars every episode only adding deeper value and perspective. I really hope the UAC continues this project. Please bring the podcast back fellas!!!