Dr. Scott Thumlert (2014-2016)
After graduating with his PhD in Civil Engineering from the University of Calgary specializing in avalanche mechanics, Scott joined SARP as a Postdoctoral Fellow in the fall of 2014. Scott’s position in SARP was funded through a Mitacs Elevate postdoctoral fellowship that was sponsored by Mike Wiegele Helicopter Skiing. During the winter time, Scott primarily worked out of Blue River at Mike Wiegele’s as an avalanche researcher and ski guide. Scott’s research focused on deriving an objective avalanche terrain severity score based on terrain choices of professional guides that were recorded at high-resolution with GPS tracking units. Scott is also a professional engineer registered in BC.