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The Last Traverse and Managing Risk in High-Consequence Environments (Zoom)


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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 The Last Traverse; Tragedy and Resilience in the Winter Whites, 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
Passcode: 161693


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