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Published on February 7, 2008

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Saferty Meta-Lecture 1:  Saferty Meta-Lecture 1 MITOC Winter School IAP 2008 Dave Custer "Coo coo coo it's cold outside; don't forget your mittens."                                                           Lauri Anderson "In human endeavor, chance favors the prepared mind."                                                         Louis Pasteur "Adventure is the mark of incompetence"                                               Vilhjalmur Stefansson “Competence is derived from experience; experience is the result of incompetence.”                     Michael Lärcher take away message:  take away message subtext:  subtext participation in outdoor winter recreation entails risk each participant must evaluate the reasons for engaging in the winter outdoors enterprise mountaineering risk deserves to be put in perspective and managed what you need to know to stay out of trouble what you need to know in case of an emergency existentialist angst: meaning choice death:  existentialist angst: meaning choice death “Just say no.” “Just do it.” Nancy Reagan Nike (paranoia) (hubris) Know yourself. Listen to yourself. Plan. (and listen to your trip leader) or purpose => design => choices manage complexity:  manage complexity Henry David Thoreau’s admonition Start simple=>work to the complex Practice (time) Focus (effort) Modularity (?) Collaboration safety in numbers:  safety in numbers stupidity in numbers share and communicate goals, plans, and choices foster participation of all members MITOC expectations of group cohesion: listen to your leader; keep your leader informed listen to your leader; keep your leader informed (really) travel as a single group—do not split up do not attempt to push the group travel at one speed, determined by the slowest person always regroup at trail junctions always make sure you can see people in front of and behind you a leader is always the last person on the trail Slide7:  objective dangers driving accidents falls unexpectedly bad weather off route river crossings avalanches subjective dangers wanting to please someone keeping to schedule exceeding ability negative events: what happens that you don’t notice and therefore do not learn from synergy: the ponderous litany of little problems that lead to a big compound mess the constituent equations governing clumsiness while hiking:  the constituent equations governing clumsiness while hiking Tests in recitation, Friday=>Monday (you’ll need a mil-spec, low-temp calculator) Quiz in class in two weeks… so, despite all effort to the contrary, you kenny, or someone near you kennies (OPE)…:  so, despite all effort to the contrary, you kenny, or someone near you kennies (OPE)… take care of yourself take care of yourself take care of yourself there ought to be a leader. first aid—take it before you get in an accident or watch one. breathing-bleeding-spine-poison-cold write it all down—otherwise people forget. there is sure to be plenty of standing around. rescue work is dull. stay warm. take care of yourself. Slide10:  shameless plug for Physics of Rock Climbing Seminar coming, this spring, to a technical institute near you… Slide11:  sorry excuse for a bibliography DAV Panorama Mountaineering, Freedom of the Hills Accidents in North American Mountaineering Assorted voices in my head…

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