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VIDEO: The Human Factor Launches Today on

November 11, 2014

The new five-part multimedia story, The Human Factor, presented by Black Diamond, debuts its first chapter today on Told over the next five weeks with new installments releasing each Tuesday, the narrative identifies the psychological human factors that may mitigate future tragedies.

Written by skier and author David Page, the words, photos, and videos—showcased in stunning multimedia format—focus on the scenes and survivors of avalanche events that occurred during the 2013-14 winter. Over the past six months, Page traveled the American West interviewing survivors, avalanche experts, and veteran skiers to compile the 10,000-word story that emphasizes that sound decision-making is just as vital to snow science, if not more so, to staying alive while skiing in avalanche terrain.

The Human Factor is designed for desktop or tablet display, but can also be viewed via mobile device.