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Monthly Archives: February 2011
At last week’s ISPO-China I was privileged to speak at the Asian Pacific Snow Conference, but the highlight of my the day was listening to and meeting Mr. Shan Zhaojian, a Chinese ski historian. I would describe Mr. Zhaojian as … Continue reading
Let me share with you the curious, entertaining and embarrassing circumstances surrounding an avalanche when religion got schooled in a simple law of physics: what goes down must come up.
Where do you think and when was the first reported avalanche death in the United States (or territories before statehood)?
Part 3. Thinking Backwards About Avalanches. So, how can we think backwards about avalanches? Before answering that question let’s look briefly at how thinking forward — cause to effect — can get us into trouble when dealing with decisions of … Continue reading
Part 2. How Sherlock Holmes Thinks Backwards. An example of Holmes thinking backwards can be read in A Study of Scarlet where Holmes describes the history of a watch recently acquired by Watson. After looking at the watch for just … Continue reading