Influencing avalance education
From 2013-2020, Dr Ebert presented his research on avalanche terrain at several International Snow Science Workshops - the world’s largest workshop forum for snow and avalanche education, as well as at smaller workshops in France, Norway and Scotland.
His work is cited in one of the most widely used textbooks in avalanche education in the English-speaking world, Staying Alive in Avalanche Terrain by Bruce Tremper, former director of the Utah Avalanche Center. Dr Ebert was also invited to contribute content for the British Mountain Guides (BMG) training programme on avalanche decision-making – the only UK qualification valid abroad for climbing and skiing off-piste on glacial terrain.
The Stirling academic has also worked closely with outdoor educators at Glenmore Lodge, Scotland’s National Outdoor Training Centre, where he presented his work at the largest Continuing Professional Development event in the UK for outdoor instructors. He has since interacted with a wide range of outdoor professionals, e.g. with Alan Halewood (Technical Advisor to NICAS – the UK’s young climbing scheme) who credits Dr Ebert’s research as having “informed and underpinned my own practice as a professional Mountaineering Instructor.”
Dr Ebert has presented his research at workshops around the world, and his research is cited in one of the most widely used textbooks in avalanche education, Staying Alive in Avalanche Terrain by Bruce Tremper.