MSC Research | Avalanche Safety Behaviour Survey

1st December 2021|1min
Research Survey: Attitudes and behaviours of the NZ mountaineering community in relation to avalanche safety   

Complete the survey here 

Since 1998, 27 people have been killed by avalanches in New Zealand while recreating in the outdoors. Of these, 70% have been mountaineers.  

In collaboration with national and regional partners, MSC is conducting a research project to develop a deeper understanding of the mountaineering community culture as it relates to avalanches.  

The research findings will form part of the evidence base used to develop and implement mountaineering specific avalanche prevention initiatives in NZ.  

The research is being conducted by Research NZ, and along with MSC staff, an external referenced panel has helped to shape the research process.  

For more questions please follow the survey link (you’ll get more information before you start the survey) or contact

Photo: Rob Frost - Franz Josef neve