Heuristic Traps are a major factor in avalanche fatalities. Can we improve the way they are being taught?

by Lindsay Mann & Rob Shaul   Background For the past five winter seasons, there has been an average of 27 avalanche fatalities in the U.S. each year. According to Ethan Greene director of the Colorado Avalanche Information Center (CAIC) “humans trigger more than 90% of avalanche accidents, which suggests that even in the face […]

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Kudos 11-6-14

Here’s what our athletes are saying: Thank you for everything everyone there does.  Truly a great product & service.  My friends & peers are tired of my constantly pushing your programming on them but it works.  –T I like the overall gains I’ve seen both from Mountain and Strong swift durable.  I’ve noticed solid gains in ground I […]

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KUDOS 2014-09-11

Thank you for this (Freeski) program. I used to compete in the IFSA comps, coached the Winter Park Juniors and now patrol at Vail. I use this program for injury-prevention as well as to further enhance my working ability and skiing. I cannot sell this program enough to my friends and co-workers (though most of […]

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KUDOS 2014-07-10

I just returned from a fantastic trip with Angela Hawse (who sings your praises!) and three other women on which we climbed and skied Mt. Elbrus in Russia. On the advice of my daughter, who lives in Jackson, I followed your backcountry ski training program to train for this adventure.  I’ve been weight training on […]

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