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Avalanche Clinic @ American Mountaineering Museum
Submitted By: Sarah Wood on Jan 26, 2010

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Scheduled on Jan 27, 2010

Colorado Mountain School Avalanche Clinic
@ American Mountaineering Museum
7:00PM, 5:30 Museum Reception

Welcome back to the new year with an avalanche awareness clinic 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.

If you plan on spending time in high, snowy country, be prepared.

In this one hour clinic our expert guides give an introduction to how avalanches happen, what they look like, and how to avoid them.

Our 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-they know snow from an academic and practical perspective, and they share their knowledge with you.

Topics covered include:
Types of avalanches
Avalanche terrain
Snowpack analysis
Weather considerations
Avalanche decision-making
Trip planning and preparation
Travel techniques

Sponsored by: KEEN Footwear, and The Colorado Mountain School

$3 CMC/AAC Members, $5 Non-Members - FREE to Friends of the Museum and Friends of the AAC Library.

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