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Skills for the Hills 2019: Spring and Summer Avalanches—Strategic Decisions...

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Alpine Rescue Team

28802 Rainbow Hill Rd.

Evergreen, CO 80349

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Skills for the Hills 2019

Spring and Summer Avalanches: Strategic Decisions for Peak Baggers

Snow-filled couloirs can offer direct routes to summits and quick, fun descents, but those routes become dangerous avalanche paths when the snow turns wet. For springtime and early summer peak climbers, wet snow avalanches are a very different beast than their dry-snow winter cousins. (Wet snow avalanches are more similar to an angry swarm of bees than the lone, reclusive rattlesnake that portrays the dry snow avalanche.) Come and learn about wet avalanches and what to look for, so you and your friends can travel more safely in the high peaks.

Alpine member Dale Atkins is a 40-plus-year veteran of mountain rescue, ski patrolling and avalanche science. He is an internationally recognized avalanche expert, a past president of the American of Avalanche Association and a former forecaster for the Colorado Avalanche Information Center.



Skills for the Hills is Alpine Rescue Team's public wilderness and backcountry education program. Our classes are free, however we appreciate donations at the door. We never charge you, your family or the local authorities for search and rescue.

Support Alpine Rescue Team and all Colorado SAR teams by purchasing a Colorado Outdoor Recreation Search and Rescue (CORSAR) Card. Buy a five-year ($12) or one-year ($3) card online.

"Skills for the Hills" is used with permission of Mountain Aid, Scotland.

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Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?

No.


What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?

Parking is available in the RTD Parkn'Ride lot across the street and in the dirt lot below our building. Do not park on the apron in front of Alpine Rescue Team HQ or on the fire department apron to the north.


How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Email your message to psar@alpinerescueteam.org


Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

No


Can I update my registration information?

Yes


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