SheJumps is excited to offer an avalanche awareness evening for women, taught by backcountry skier and avalanche educator Lyra Pierotti! This is a great opportunity to begin learning about avalanche terrain, or brush up on the basics before the next season of backcountry shredding. Both men and women are invited to join in on the festivities, and Base Camp Brewing and Happy Mountain Kombucha will be on hand pouring throughout the night!
Presentation topics will include identification of avalanche terrain, why and how avalanches happen, best practices for travel in avalanche terrain, local and regional resources to use throughout the season, and upcoming opportunities for more in-depth avalanche education in central Oregon this season.
Lyra is an AMGA Certified Rock Guide, an AIARE Avalanche Instructor, a Wilderness First Responder, and after her Ice Instructor Course in February of 2017, she will be halfway through her training in the AMGA Alpine discipline. She graduated from the University of California, San Diego with a B.S. in Biology: Ecology, Behavior, and Evolution and a minor in French Literature. Her year studying geology in the French Alps is what steered her toward a career in mountain guiding.
Lyra has guided all around the world, on numerous objectives from Alaska to Antarctica, Mexico and Baja, to the western U.S. and the Italian Dolomites. She has guided expeditions to the summit of Denali, Aconcagua, Mt. Elbrus, Mexico's Volcanoes, as well as steep rock climbs in Yosemite Valley, alpine routes in the North Cascades, long rock climbs in the desert southwest, and athletic ascents in the High Sierra.
Our mission is to increase the participation of women & girls in outdoor activities. We accomplish this by creating high-visibility “Get the Girls Out!” events, Outdoor Education, Youth Initiatives and grassroots recreational gatherings. The SheJumps community consists of females of all backgrounds and ages who help one another reach their highest potential through outdoor adventures and education.