Utah Adventure Journal
Peter Metcalf is a man for all seasons. Aside from climbing and pioneering difficult routes around the world, he also built Black Diamond Equipment Ltd into a global leader in the outdoor industry. A man as passionate about conservation and preservation of public lands in Utah and throughout the world, as he is about getting people into the outdoors to experience all that they offer. He recently stepped down from his position of president at BD to further pursue advocacy issues.
Chapter 3 of Powder's The Human Factor, presented by Black Diamond Equipment Ltd, introduces the concept of the one-armed bandit.
"Imagine a slot machine devised to pay out 19 of every 20 times. You pull, you win. Ching, ching, ching. You pull again, you win. Ching, ching, ching. And so on. Surrounded by your buckets of quarters, you probably even lose track of how many times you've won. Then, on the 20th round, you pull the lever and it comes up LOSER..."
You've been getting lucky. Chapter 3 of The Human Factor, presented by Black Diamond Equipment Ltd, introduces the concept of the one-armed bandit.
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“People who are skiing the backcountry are not doing it because it’s a job. You give them a long checklist or a complicated flowchart, they’re not gonna do it," Ian McCammon says. "I ski to get away from that stuff.”
The third chapter of The Human Factor from Powder is now live: http://blkd.md/1tgCpXV