On May 24, Ty Gagne will be giving a Zoom presentation to NSPN about his work and thoughts in risk management. Bring your questions for a Q+A at the conclusion of the presentation. Hope you can join us!
The Last Traverse and Managing Risk in High-Consequence Environments: On a mountain somewhere above treeline, in some of the coldest and worst winter conditions imaginable, two men lie unconscious in the snow as explosive winds batter the nearby summits. In , Ty Gagne lays out the events that led up to an epic and legendary rescue attempt in severe and dangerous winter conditions in the White Mountains of New Hampshire. More than a cautionary tale, it is a tribute to all the volunteers and professionals who willingly put themselves in harm’s way to save lives. In addition to discussing the book, Ty will also cover decision-making and risk management principles in unpredictable and unforgiving environments.
Ty Gagne is chief executive officer of New Hampshire Public Risk Management Exchange (Primex³), a public entity risk pool serving local governments in New Hampshire. He is a certified Wilderness First Responder and the author of the book The Last Traverse: Tragedy and Resilience in the Winter Whites and Where You’ll Find Me: Risk, Decisions, and the Last Climb of Kate Matrosova. Two of his essays, “Emotional Rescue,” and “Weakness in Numbers: How a Hiking Companion can be Dangerous” were published in Appalachia journal.
Meeting ID: 983 4353 3459