Triggered by choice

Avalanches are extremely unpredictable.

Factors include:

Aspect

Temperature

Elevation

Slope angle

Snow pack

Snow density

Wind speed and direction

You could be the first rider or tenth.

The good news is in 92% of avalanche accidents, the avalanche is triggered by the victim or someone in the victim’s party.

In other words, most avalanche accidents happen by choice, not by chance.

Most of the challenges we face in our everyday lives are also triggered by choice, not chance. 

There are elements we can observe but not necessarily control. Sure, it’s frustrating to operate under ambiguity. Instead of fighting it, learn how to embrace it. Safely.