Safety is Freedom
By Henry's Avalanche Talk
Safety and Freedom can be seen as opposites. But is that right? It is only by feeling safe that we are free to enjoy our sport, to succeed in business, to invest for growth and to provide medical care.
Safety is FreedomDec 20, 2020
Dan Egan tells about the emotional side of risk management
Extreme skiing pioneer https://dan-egan.com/ has appeared in 14 Warren Miller Films and is known for skiing the most remote regions of the world. In 2001 Powder Magazine named him one of the most influential skiers of our time. Egan is an award-winning video producer specializing in action sports, and sailing.
Dan talks to us about getting people to understand their own risk tolerance and how to push that. He shares his own unique take on the emotions involved in risk management and decision taking.
As a journalist, he has covered three Olympics and is a sought after motivational speaker. He has authored three books, All Terrain Skiing, “Body Mechanics and Balance from Powder to Ice” and Courage to Persevere, “The triumph over tragedy of Bill Fallon”, co-authored with Bill Fallon. His newest book is 30 years in a White Haze, Dan Egan's Story of worldwide adventure and the evolution of Extreme Skiing, co authored with Eric Wilbur. In the winter he can be found at Waterville Valley, New Hampshire, Big Sky, Montana and Val D Isere. Check www.skiclinics.com for his schedule.
Egan was inducted into the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Hall of Fame along with his brother John in 2016.
Henry Schniewind discusses Safety is Freedom
Safety is Freedom defines an attitude and an approach to risk management. We have talked about this at Henry’s Avalanche Talk ever since we started. Now we are launching these webinars to explore the subject of risk management and decision making through the experiences of successful people in adventure sports, business, finance, medicine, healthcare.
Safety and Freedom can be seen as opposites. But is that right? It is only by feeling safe that we are free to enjoy our support, to succeed in business, to invest for growth and to provide medical care.
Every two weeks (or more often) we will speak with someone with experience and insights on managing risk and staying safe so you can have more fun or enjoy more success. Much of this will come from the world of snowsports and mountain adventure. But we plan to talk with people from other sports and the world of finance, medical practice, airline pilots and business.
In this first webinar in the series, we will interview Henry and ask him to tell us why he believes the mantra Safety is Freedom and his top 3 or 4 principles of risk management when off-piste.
Perhaps, even more interesting for those of us waiting to go skiing, is to get Henry’s personal update on what is happening in Savoie with COVID and when does he think that the authorities will feel able to take the risk of opening the ski resorts and what sort of criteria would guide such a decision.