'White Heat' MSU researchers examine human risk taking when out in back country

February 9, 2018

Every year Montana consistently ranks amongst the highest states in avalanche deaths. Between the 2008 and 2017 winter seasons 34 people have died in avalanches. Professor Jordy Hendrikx Director of the Snow and Avalanche Lab at MSU has led research projects and workshops on safety in avalanche terrain but now, he is taking his research one step forward.

Hendrikx has partnered up with MSU Professor Jerry Johnson, who together have previously worked on projects like skitracks and Andrea Mannberg a Norway based, Swedish behavioral economist. Together, they will work on a new project called White Heat.

By Kolby Crossley