Author: Jan Mersch

Fallacies in Avalanche Risk Management Thinking

„Mistakes are moments in the development of truth“ (G.F.W. Hegel) Avalanche risk management thinking does require some clarifications regarding certain conceptual fallacies on what is meant by avalanche risk management, reiterations on some prevailing expert assumptions neglecting empirical evidence as well as clearance of misunderstandings regarding certain parts of probabilistic methods. Avalanche trainings require as much conceptual clarity as possible in order to remain credible. The poster is meant to provide eight respective clarifications.

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