Avy Awareness Lecture - Feb 5

Join us Feb 5 for a free avalanche awareness lecture to learn the causes of avalanches, pre-trip indicators, and how to avoid backcountry hazards from an expert in the field.
Jimmy Klansnic Jimmy Klansnic
January 31, 2015

Not sure if you're heading into potential avalanche territory? Want to know more about the causes of avalanches, pre-trip indicators, and backcountry hazards? Come join us and find out more from an expert in the field.

This event is open to the public, including Mountaineers members, and non-members. Space is limited to 60 - first come, first serve! The program length is 1.5 hours.

The training will be led by the Northwest Avalanche Center - NWAC - our local providers of avalanche education. They offer AIARE Avalanche Awareness Programs as a public service to communities, schools and outdoor clubs. 

The course is expected to:

  • Introduce and explain where and why avalanches occur. 
  • Describe who gets caught and why. 
  • Provide a basic approach to staying safe in the backcountry. 

This course targets the unaware backcountry traveler, and introduces the recognition of avalanche danger and how to reduce the risk.

Student Learning Outcomes:

  • Learn to access local avalanche bulletins and weather reports. 
  • Recognize basic signs of avalanche danger. 
  • Learn to avoid avalanche danger. 
  • Understand the need for companion rescue techniques and equipment. 

The course utilizes interactive presentation materials and local case histories and encourages questions from the audience.

Participants that are more than casual users of the backcountry are encouraged to take a multiple day avalanche course.

When: Thu, Feb 05, 2015 from 07:00 PM to 08:30 PM
Where: Seattle Program Center - 7700 Sand Point Way NE, Seattle, WA 98115

 

For more information, visit our event listing or NWAC's website.