Risks Which are Simply Too Big

5 May

The link below is to an article by the explorer, Cathy O’Dowd. In this blog Cathy discusses the Nepal earthquake disaster and the role of planning and preparing for massive risk events when exploring. The bottom line seems to be this when it comes to exploring in environments with massive risk potential (Everest for example)-outside of a general emergency plan some unlikely but probable risks will simply end your life regardless of planning.

It’s a stark insight and highlights how risk strategies should begin, and sometimes end, with two simple questions-what’s the absolute worst case scenario? And, if that scenario takes place can we handle the consequences? Explorers, unlike certain corporate positions, are directly and fatally affected by the consequence of their decisions. Appreciating the cost of massive risk on a personal level exposes true faith and conviction in plans.


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