EPISODE 6 – Billi Bierling, mountaineer – The relevance for decision making

December 05, 2016

This is the second episode with Billi Bierling where we go into further depth of her successful Cho Oyu climb and how such an expedition is organised. We explore how climbing is a system rather than an individual accomplishment, and thus why every person and part is vital to success. Last but not least we also discuss how come decision making in mountaineering is relevant to any organisation. This is the second of three episodes with Billi.


  • 00.00 The feeling of reaching the summit of Cho Oyu (or any important goal)
  • 06.50 Climbing as a system, rather than as an individual achievement
  • 09.30 The organisation of Billi´s organisation to Cho Oyu
  • 16.00 The relevance of mountaineering (and other extreme contexts) for decision making in any organisation
  • 22.00 Favorite mountaineering book and movie?

The Himalayan database
Training for the New Alpinism: A Manual for the Climber as Athlete
 – Steve House
Mountains in my heart – Gelinde Kaltenbrunner
Regions of the heart – The triumph and tragedy of Alison Hargreaves – David Rose & Ed Douglas

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