top of page
Norway crop.jpg
COTR logo 1263.467.png
Viristar Logo.png

Adventure Tourism & the Science of Risk Management

Materials for a presentation on risk management theory and models

for adventure tourism organizations 

presented to 

College of the Rockies, Mountain Adventure Skills Training

November 24, 2023

From the presentation Adventure Tourism & the Science of Risk Management:

Part I

Self-Assessment 1: Use of Risk Management Models in Adventure Tourism Programs

Instructions for taking the self-assessment:  

  1. Click the link above to navigate to the survey.

  2. Fill in your name and the name of your organization.

  3. Answer each question be selecting a response from the drop-down menu:  Fully Met, Partially Met, Not Met, or Not Relevant.

  4. Cick the "Submit" button to submit your responses.

  5. Click the "Download PDF" button at the bottom of the results page to save a copy of your self-assessment results to your device.

Slide Presentation 1

Part II

Self-Assessment 2: Risk Management Infrastructure & Systems-Informed Design

Safety Culture Survey

Safety Culture video lecture presentation

Slide Presentation 2


Adventure Tourism and the Science of Risk Management article

Case Study: Mangatepopo Gorge Incident

Read the attached case study about the Mangatepopo Gorge incident in New Zealand. Then, complete the attached worksheet, identifying the factors in each risk domain that you believe may have contributed to the incident's occurrence.

Completing the worksheet works best with a recent version of Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox. We recommend you use either of these browsers' latest major version releases. If you have technical difficulties with this activity, please ensure you are using one of these browsers and try updating to the latest version.

Mangatepopo George case study

Risk Domains Worksheet

Other resources that may be of interest:

Viristar Newsletter signup

Viristar risk management training

bottom of page