Incidents and near-misses: the first lessons and suggestions for prevention

Since its launch in December 2015, the SERAC database on has been collecting reports on incidents and near-misses experienced by mountain sports enthusiasts. The ultimate aim is to develop preventative actions based on the scientific analysis of the scenarios reported. In January 2017, researchers from the Laboratory of Vulnerability and Innovation in Sport (Lyon 1 university, France) published their first suggestions drawn from the SERAC database, and the results are promising.