Technical information, news, research, and opinion on avalanches, snow safety, and winter backcountry travel.

About Me

I am a Seattle-based software developer and public interest researcher. Not from the US, but not planning on living elsewhere.

My work involves terrain, communication, and perception. In technical terms, I apply techniques drawn from a variety of domains ( engineering, technical communication, information science, cognitive science, and earth sciences ) to examine complex problems from different viewpoints. This approach builds new hypotheses, theories, and approaches that are probably of no particular use at any time or place. Some of these materials are presented on this blog, and on occasion I uncover something useful that may have wider applicability.

I write for The Avalanche Review, and have consulted for major avalanche safety organisations and private industry. Please send questions, comments, snarks, and remarks to:

This blog is entirely non-commercial and all information published herein is solely for the public good. From time-to-time, my posts mention or contain links to commercial products. Please be aware that absolutely no financial relationship exists between myself and any products or services mentioned here.

Music I like:
  • U2
  • Sigur Ros
  • Daniel Belanger
  • Pink Floyd
  • Emmylou Harris
  • The Who
  • Lady Gaga
  • Top 40
  • Joni Mitchell
  • New Order