Type: Media
Date Posted: Dec 13, 2020
How much can we gain from the mountains? How much can we lose? Between our own perceptions and the reality of the hazards, how much space exists? And in that gap, how do we decide what we are willing to risk?
Type: Media
Date Posted: Dec 13, 2020
High Fives’ B.A.S.I.C.S. Program Service is designed to promote safety and awareness to sports enthusiasts of all ages B.A.S.I.C.S. 7 – ‘Snow Safety & Awareness’ addresses the critical vulnerabilities an athlete inevitably encounters when enjoying the mountains. B.A.S.I.C.S.
Type: Event
Date Posted: Dec 10, 2020
The annual Wilderness Risk Management Conference (WRMC) is a collaboration between NOLS, Outward Bound, SCA, and the
Type: Event
Date Posted: Nov 25, 2020
The WMS 2021 Winter Conference is going virtual, February 21-25! Our summer conference was wildly successful in the virtual format, and we are excited to bring you a fantastic learning opportunity amidst the current uncertainty due to COVID-19. 
Type: Article
Date Posted: Nov 25, 2020
Activities in the outdoor and austere environments often involve exposure to bodies of water. With this exposure, especially if by way of water sports and recreation, comes the risk of drowning.
Type: Media
Date Posted: Nov 22, 2020
This video was captured April 22, 2017. I was not very experienced at the time being that this was my second trip skiing in the backcountry and I had just taken my AIARI 1 course a few months prior.
Type: Media
Date Posted: Nov 08, 2020
Backcountry skiiers Niko Schirmer and Vergard Rye are eager to get out in April after a curtailed ski season. When a new dump comes in, they head into the backcountry. Sometimes enthusiasm gets the better of good judgment, a lesson for all of us.
Type: Article
Date Posted: Oct 18, 2020
COVID-19 poses extraordinary challenges for experiential, outdoor, travel, and adventure programs. But understanding best practices can help organizations successfully navigate the pandemic.
Type: Media
Date Posted: Oct 04, 2020
Not all avalanches are made the same. As a result, travel and decisions in avalanche terrain are influenced by the kind of avalanche you expect to encounter.