“ In the backcountry too many people are looking for reasons to ride, looking to convince themselves its safe. I’m might be old and paranoid but I’m always looking for reasons not to ride.” –Jon Krakauer

Excellent conversation on the current state of avalanche safety with author Jon Krakauer who wrote non-fiction classics like Into the Wild, Into Thin Air, Under the Banner of Heaven, and Where Men Win Glory. I knew Jon was an avid mountaineer but his love of backcountry splitboarding was news to me. Wide ranging discussion that covers the recent upsurge in avalanche deaths, living with a dangerous snowpack, books, 3 am dawn patrols, Denali and a lot more. This is a must watch for anybody interested in the backcountry and avalanche safety.