Pascal Haegeli is now a member of the Centre for Natural Hazard Research at Simon Fraser University in Burnaby, Canada.
Pascal Haegeli gives a presentation about the Avaluator and the use of social sciences in avalanche prevention at the University of Innsbruck.
April 1st marks the launch of the ADFAR2 project. The goal of this project is to build on the results of
the first ADFAR project and further improve our understanding of the decision-making process in avalanche terrain.
The ADFAR1 project is coming to an end. Since its launch last November the Avaluator
has been well-received and approximately 7500 copies have been sold.
Pascal Haegeli was invited to be an MEC ambassador. We are very proud of this honour and are looking forward to working together with
MEC to make travelling in avalanche terrain safer.
Pascal Haegeli will be presenting the Avaluator
at the gala dinner of the Canadian Avalanche Foundation in Whistler and Calgary on February 23 and 24.
The Avaluator is now available in English and French. The new version
of the Avaluator presents the concept of prevention value in a much more intutive fashion. You can download the new charts in pdf format at
the following links:
- Trip Planning Chart (p. 8)
- Obvious Clue Chart (p. 19)
The Canadian Avalanche Association and Avisualanche Consulting received final confirmation from the National Search and Rescue Secretariat (NSS) for two years of funding for ADFAR2,
the follow-up project of ADFAR and the Avaluator, . More information about this project will
Together with Justin Trudeau, a long standing supporter of the Canadian Avalanche Centre and a Director of the
Canadian Avalanche Foundation, Pascal Haegeli attended
Avalanche Awareness Days at Kicking Horse Mountain Resort in Golden BC and Grouse Mountain to promote avalanche
safety and the Avaluator on the weekend of January 12th to 14th.
In connection with
Avalanche Awareness Days, the Avaluator received
significant attention from local and national media outlets, such as the CBC National, CTV News at 6pm and the Globe and Mail.
After only two and a half months, the Canadian Avalanche Centre as sold 4500 copies of the Avaluator.
Pascal Haegeli presents the Avaluator during the public lecture of the International Workshop on Snow Avalanches on November 1.
The Avaluator and Avisualanche Consulting are centrally featured in the first issue of avalanche.ca, the journal of Canadian's avalanche community.
The Avaluator is officially launched to the public during the International Workshop on Snow Avalanches in Vancouver on October 31.
Pascal Haegeli presents the Avaluator to the Canadian and international Search and Rescue community at SARScene 2006 in Gatineau, Quebec.
Pascal Haegeli presents the Avaluator to the international avalanche community at the International Snow Science Workshop (ISSW) in Telluride, Colorado.
Pascal Haegeli gives a presentation about amateur decision-making in avalanche terrain at the 12th International Symposium on Society and Resource Management in Vancouver BC.
Avisualanche Consulting launches new website.
In collaboration with Dr. Wolfgang Haider at the School for Resource and Environmental Management at Simon Fraser University, Avisualanche Consulting
presents a new survey on professional decision-making in avalanche
terrain at the Spring Meeting of the Canadian Avalanche Association
in Penticton and the Annual General Meeting of HeliCat Canada in Kelowna.
Pascal Haegeli was awarded a two-year research scholarship by the Social Science
and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) of Canada to study the decision-making process of professionals
and amateurs in avalanche terrain at Simon Fraser University.
Research conducted by Avisualanche Consulting is featured in the
avalanche special of the Adventure Show on Mojo Sports Radio AM 730.