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The podcast that helps keep you on top of the snow rather than buried beneath it.

Utah Avalanche Center Podcast Utah Avalanche Center

    • Wilderness

The podcast that helps keep you on top of the snow rather than buried beneath it.

    How Not to Be a Backcountry Mr/s. Magoo - A Conversation with Blase Reardon

    How Not to Be a Backcountry Mr/s. Magoo - A Conversation with Blase Reardon

    Blase Reardon has been a backcountry avalanche forecaster in Ketchum, Aspen, Glacier National Park, and is now the lead forecaster for the Flathead Avalanche Center in northern Montana. On tap this episode: forecasting in data-sparse regions; the mysteries of wet snow; Mr. Magoo's close calls, wicked learning environments & the illusion of expertise; the need for increased feedback; The Snowy Torrents; accident reports; the forecaster's role; and how best to progress your backcountry know-how.

    • 55 min
    Drew's Blogcast: Drift into Failure

    Drew's Blogcast: Drift into Failure

    How is that we learn good lessons that we mind for a while before drifting into failure once again? Hint: It has to do with heuristics.

    • 2 min
    The Art of Storytelling Through Film - A Conversation withTrent Meisenheimer

    The Art of Storytelling Through Film - A Conversation withTrent Meisenheimer

    In the avalanche world, UAC forecaster Trent Meisenheimer is at the forefront of storytelling and communication through the use of video. Trent uses high-def cameras, drones, and cutting-edge video software to communicate the visceral realities of a field day in avalanche terrain or a recent avalanche accident. He's also the wunderkind director of the Know Before You Go video, and "To Hell in a Heartbeat," among others. Trent joins us to talk about the art of storytelling through film.

    • 35 min
    An Avalanche Forecaster, a Meteorologist, and an Economist Walk Into a Bar...

    An Avalanche Forecaster, a Meteorologist, and an Economist Walk Into a Bar...

    Here's a question: What's the goal of forecasting? Economist Peter Donner and meteorologist Larry Dunn are both retired from their respective careers predicting the future, and they join Drew to share what they know about the intricacies of forecasting. What's the goal of forecasting: accuracy or outcomes? How do you impact decision making--not to mention your reputation--with forecasts that overly cautious or not cautious enough? And how do you minimize risk when out on a tour?

    • 53 min
    Risk, Reward, and The Big Lie - A Conversation with Doug Workman

    Risk, Reward, and The Big Lie - A Conversation with Doug Workman

    Doug Workman is an alpine guide, and he's the real deal when it comes international ski guiding. He's been taking risks on the snow since he was a toddler learning to ski at Powder Ridge in Connecticut. Since then, he has found many other places to experiment with risk and risk management: Alaska, Pakistan, Iceland, China, Morocco, Svalbard, Antarctica, and right in his backyard, the Tetons. He makes his home in Jackson, Wyoming where he works as a Mountain Guide and Avalanche Program Manager for Mammut. 

    • 29 min
    Drew's Blogcast - "Roping the Wind (Slab)"

    Drew's Blogcast - "Roping the Wind (Slab)"

    What does a Eastern Utah rancher have in common with the risks of backcountry touring?

    • 3 min

Customer Reviews

One more run ,

Low danger

Amazing podcast with so many lessons. Thanks!

mburr1 ,

Great!

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.

Thanks

DeltaEchoKilo ,

Incredible Podcast

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!!!

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