I've been saying this for years on here. If you intend on heading west to sled any time in your life, this class is a MUST. Don't miss this, as Mike has made a special effort to bring this to the area this year. It's well worth your life, and the life of those that you ride with. I will be attending this. Not sure which day, but we could all meet up for a small party or dinner afterwards.
The class goes very quick, and is well worth it. Hope to see you there.
Four Hour Avalanche Class
Specifically for snowmobilers
Avalanche classes coming to Green Bay, WI November 13th & 14th.
Classes are effective, proven and affordable.
Learn: How to avoid the most common mistakes, what equipment works best, human factors involved in avalanche accidents, how to rescue effectively, evaluate terrain, avoid terrain traps, analyze stability and increase your skills in the mountains.
Cost $45 Must sign up in advance
Take the class with those you ride with.
Date: November 13th Friday or November 14th Saturday
****** Garden Inn Green Bay 1015 Lombardi Ave Green Bay , WI 54304
Wolf Meeting Room
Within a block of the Snowmobile USA Show in Shopko Hall Nov 13 &14.[/FONT]
: Friday 6-10pm, Saturday 9am-1pm
To sign up: Email Mike Duffy: firstname.lastname@example.org or
Four hour avalanche awareness, avoidance and rescue class.
Instructor: Mike Duffy. Level I & II Avalanche instructor Colorado Mountain College , rescue/avalanche team leader/avalanche mission coordinator Vail Mountain Rescue Group, instructor Walter Kirch Avalanche Seminars, graduate of National Avalanche School , National Academy of Winter Guiding, AVPRO. Mountain Snowmobiler for 20 years. Member American Avalanche Association. Trained by BCA and Ortovox.
Introduction to avalanches, statistics, contributing factors.
Signs of instability/stability analysis.
What to carry and what works best.
single and multiple burial searches.
Avalanche survival methods
Deploying avalanche airbag packs -Effective hasty search techniques.
Mistakes in rescue.
Slide show: Terrain Evaluation/terrain traps.
Preparing for your trip.
What to do if lost or injured