Risk Management on a higher level

Based on my background as an engineer in the offshore oil and wind business, where we have worked systematically for a long time to analyze and reduce risk, I have developed a lecture with focus on risk.

Here I will decribe how the risks of high altitude climbing are mitigated and make comparisons to the risk situation associated with industrial activities.

I will also show the actual risk level of modern mountaineering, which might deviate from the picture the media is trying to make. Some climbers are risktakers, but not all.

Jeg er med til at redde 4 klatrere ud af en lavine på Gasherbrum 2 i Pakistan 2007

This lecture is well suited for companies that wish to develop their employees skills within understanding and managing of risk.

To that end I think competence and clearly defined responsibilities are crucial. Many companies have made an effort, and have obtained some sucess with working on peoples attitude towards safety, but sometimes the development of the employees ability to indentify the risk picture fully is lacking behind.

You get:

  • insight in the world of high altitude mountaineering
  • accompanied by beautiful pictures
  • specific knowledge about risk and risk mitigation
  • inspiration for your own risk management
After waiting for weather for several weeks, finally we get going on Everest