Author: Matti Verkasalo

Instant inclinometry and avy risk check: Easy DIY kit and a study project

Ski pole slope estimation became quick measurement by geometrics and a spirit level vial. Risk check: avy danger grade and two decision frameworks: ”Afterski” and ”Elementary Reduction Method” limits with 95 to 80% avy avoidance were made into visual risk symbols on the slope angle scale.  Result: Inclinometry shows the actual avalanche risk.  Takes 3 seconds -> done often. This could help develop slope estimation and safe route finding skills. A study on its efficacy is planned this winter.

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