Teton Snow GeekOver the last 23 years my experience in the outdoor industry has spanned the roles of undergraduate professor, mountain guide, program director, corporate trainer, SAR trainer, and business owner. Currently, I own and operate Jackson Hole Outdoor Leadership Institute, LLC. An educational think tank devoted to developing and delivering curriculum in the areas of avalanche education and pre-hospital emergency medical training in the urban and wilderness environments. View Full Bio
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Perspective can be a difficult thing to gain....I keep trying to change mine. This isn't the entire picture...although it is some of the messy parts of the story.read more
How do you manage risk? - Risk = Consequence x Exposure x Vulnerability - Consequences: The consequences of being caught on this slope avalanching or from falling would be catastrophic: Survivability somewhere around nil. This slope had recently slid on an early...read more
Sharing the Outdoor Lifestyle Urban teaches safety and self-reliance Winter 2017/2018 Written By: Tom Hallberg | Images: David Bowers, Courtesy Benja Glatz, and Nancy Bockino Jacob Urban has a birthday tradition. On the day before his birthday, he climbs the Grand...read more
“Strong,” Urban said, “ means knowing when you’re not.”read more
David Shlim, William Mook and I share a collaborated community and TCSAR effort to save the life of David life after he experiences a heart attack in the backcountry. A Jackson resident with a long history of rescuing others suddenly finds himself at the mercy of a...read more
Snowpack tests are commonly misapplied to the process of decison-making. Pits while helpful in understanding trends in the snowpack are often less reliable when using them as a single point of reference. Their reliability and ease of interpretation increases when...read more