WINTER SPORTS — Snow is coming to the mountains, and the most savvy backcountry travelers are gearing up physically as well as on their snow-travel skills. Here's a good start:
The 2ndannual Northern Rockies Avalanche Safety Workshop, Oct. 13, 2012, from 7:30 am until 6:30 pm at the Grouse Mountain Lodge in Whitefish, MT.
The one-day event mixes avalanche professionals and winter backcountry enthusiasts. The program is headlined by six speakers with varied experiences, backgrounds and expertise in avalanche forecasting, theory, information processing, emergency decision making and other up-to-date backcountry information.
Session topics range from technical (recent developments in stability and fracture propagation tests) to personal (Elyse Saugstad’s real life survival story.) The full schedule for the day is available online.
“The Workshop is about learning, networking, seeing old and making new friends,” said Ted Steiner, NRASW chairman. “It's also a time to remember that winter is on the way, get excited about getting outside, and most importantly, remember we need to be safe and educated when traveling the backcountry. We need to come home to our families and enjoy season upon season of future winter endeavors.”
Read on for more details about the speakers and registering for the event.
Northern Rockies Avalanche Safety Workshop speakers:
When: Saturday, October 13, 2012, 7:30am to 6:30 pm
Cost: Pre-Register - $20, At the door- $25
Pay online, or mail a check to NRASW at P.O. Box 4203 Whitefish, MT. 59937. Registration fees are non-refundable.