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Free Avalanche Awareness Clinic, 8pm Bent Gate Golden – Presented by CMS
Submitted By: Colorado Mountain School on Jan 20, 2009

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Scheduled on Jan 21, 2009

Free Avalanche Awareness Clinic, 8pm Bent Gate Golden – Presented by the Colorado Mountain School

Every year, avalanches are one of the leading causes of death among backcountry enthusiasts. Our home turf, Colorado, consistently leads the nation in avalanche fatalities. People spending time in the high country should be prepared.

In this free 45-minute Avalanche Awareness Clinic, Colorado Mountain School Guides use slides and video clips to provide an introduction to how avalanches happen, what they look like, and how to avoid them. Colorado Mountain School Guides are American Institute for Avalanche Research and Education (AIARE) trained to teach avalanche courses, and they also spend some 300 days a year in the field.

Overview of topics covered:

• Types of avalanches
• Avalanche Terrain
• Snowpack analysis
• Weather considerations
• Avalanche decision-making
• Trip planning and preparation
• Travel techniques

For more information please call 1-800-836-4008 ext. 3
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