Munter became especially well known during the 1990s by his books on avalanches. These led to a shift of paradigm in the practical assessment of avalanches. The so-called '3 × 3 Filter- und Reduktionsmethode' is a probabilistic strategy of decision for winter mountaineers (especially skiing mountaineers) for the assessment of avalanche risks in unprotected alpine areas. Munter's works triggered intensive discussions among mountaineers and mountain guides. Meanwhile his 'Reduktionsmethode' (method of reduction) or similar decision strategies (Engler, DAV: Snowcard, Larcher/OeAV: Stop or Go) are now routinely taught by the Alpine Clubs (Alpenvereine).
In 1995, he was proclaimed 'Ehrenbergführer' (honorary mountain guide) by the Swiss association of mountain guides for his merits.
In 1997, he received the 'Eybl-Sicherheitspreis'.
Published works (in German)
- 3×3 Lawinen - ISBN 3-7633-2060-1
- Berner Alpen - ISBN 3-7633-2415-1
- Bergsteigen I Bergwandern und Felsklettern - ISBN 3-444-50161-7
- Bergsteigen II Hochgebirgsklettern und Tourenskilauf - ISBN 3-444-50167-6
Literature (in German)
- Beiträge zur strategischen Lawinenkunde: Berg&Steigen 4/2001 (Hrsg: OeAV)
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