The Human Factor 2.0 — Nate Wallace Video

Chamonix skier Nate Wallace addresses decision-making, risk, and tragedy in the mountains.

Read The Human Factor 2.0, the award-winning multimedia series on glory, risk, and survival in avalanche terrain, by David Page.

How much tragedy is too much to continue your chosen way of life? After losing several close friends to avalanches and accidents in the mountains, Chamonix ski mountaineer Nate Wallace shares his perspective on his grief-filled reality. His outlook can be perceived as demonstrative and terse. But after experiencing and surviving such a spate of catastrophe in his chosen passion, Wallace also speaks the truth about being a survivor.

Nevertheless, his thoughts on decision-making, risk evaluation, and how to approach the mountains in light of inherent danger make the above video a must-watch for every skier.