Impulse Decision Making - A contributor to avalanche accidents?

Submitted by Eric Knoff on Wed, 02/14/2018 - 15:05

Impulse decision making may lead backcountry travelers into harm’s way. When riding in the backcountry, one bad decision can offset multiple good ones. Looking at avalanche accidents through this lens, a question arises: Were the decisions that contributed to an avalanche accident made with thought and measurable information, or were they made impulsively?

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