What? Snowmobilers Avalanche Hazard Evaluation & Rescue Course
Where? Girdwood & Turnagain
When? January 22-23, 2011, Saturday and Sunday, 2 day course
Why? Snowmachiners have unique avalanche hazard evaluation and rescue problems. Assessing the terrain and snowpack requires different observational skills than when afoot. If there is an avalanche, the escape and rescue strategies are different as well.
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I think i'll be heading down there myself to learn some good stuff, just wanted to let other people know of the upcoming opportunity to get some valuable education, pass the info on to your fellow backcountry riders as well. Everybody have a safe and happy new year...