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Offpistskidåkning i svenska fjällen: - Om topptursutrustning och riskbeteende
Umeå University, Faculty of Science and Technology, Department of Ecology and Environmental Sciences.
2018 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (university diploma), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

The purpose of this study was to determine whether ski tourers in the Swedish mountains have enough knowledge and experience to perform the activity safely. Adventure oriented activities that demands equipment has over the last years increased among outdoor practitioners in Sweden. Because of the growth, ski touring equipment have had a rapid development and made the activity more accessible. In the northern parts of Sweden a survey- and a field study, were examine risk behavior, avalanche equipment and techbindings. The results shows that ski touring has increased over the last years and that the activity is mainly performed by young men that are experienced downhill skiers. According to the result men seems to have a higher risk acceptance and many off-piste skiers are prepared to take risks to get good skiing/ski touring. Nearly everyone from the study are carrying avalanche equipment, but it seems like some are not sufficiently prepared in case of an accident. The results also indicates that some ski tourers dis-trust the retention function of techbindings and some manually lock out the release mechanism of the binding exposing themselves to a high risk of lower leg injury. 

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2018. , p. 25
Keywords [en]
Alpine touring equipment, Risk-Taking behavior, Backcountry skiers, Ski touring, Group dynamics
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Natural Sciences
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URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-149866OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-149866DiVA, id: diva2:1228656
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University Programme in Nature Guiding
Available from: 2018-08-26 Created: 2018-06-28 Last updated: 2018-08-26Bibliographically approved

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