A good buddy of mine, a wildlife guru and upstanding Cooke City citizen, recently fell through a cornice and rode out a giant avalanche... Very good to hear he is OK!
It got me thinking about that fine line between confidence and humility (as it pertains to avalanches, and regularly skiing high level routes). How we manage hazards and risk.
One must be confident (ironclad) when decision making, yet very humble in regards to the bigger picture. Listen closely to the mountains.
(pics from today)