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Tommy T
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« on: February 26, 2013, 07:28:00 PM »

This is a link to a review of the relative danger of various activities ranging from getting out of bed (safest) to high altitude Himalayan mountaineering (extremely dangerous).  Besides comparing backcountry travel to things like school buses, the review compares the relative risk of riding at different avalanche danger ratings.  Short, simple and pretty clear, it's an iteresting set of numbers.

Curiously, it uses avalanche risk on the basis of runs being made with no risk amelioration measures being taken.  It would be really interesting to see how (if) the odds improve if the normal avalanche class techniques are applied to route choice and movement.

Tommy T.

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