Quote Originally Posted by Summit View Post
I think the problem is that the vast majority of the avalanche safety mistakes all of us make are not revealed by consequences. Only by critically analyzing each day can we recognize our mistakes and hope to change.

Too many people just internalize the lack of consequence despite the (poor) decision as (false) experience: confirmation that they didn't make a mistake... and then sometimes they get bit... as perhaps was the case in this incident.
QFT. [broken-record] That was identified in wildland fire, and I try to keep it in mind for bc travel. [/b-r]. Getting away with a bad move can escalate your risk tolerance.