Avalanche Rescue Class

Addresse4100 Lincoln Ave
CitySteamboat Springs
AtColorado Sled Rentals
CountyRoutt (CO1269)
4100 Lincoln Ave
Steamboat Springs
Colorado Sled Rentals
Routt (CO1269)
Tel 2018-01-04
Categoria Events
Avalanche Rescue Class

New class by American Avalanche Association. Prerequisite for level II, but can be taken anytime. Fast paced eight hour class with minimum of five hours in field. For recreational riders, guides, and search and rescue teams. This is a snowmobile specific class and we will be traveling to areas by snowmobile. Who? For recreational riders, pros, guides, and search and rescue teams. Class content: Escape and survival techniques, rescuer safety/response, scene safety, communication, transceiver, shoveling and probing techniques, victim basic care, deep burials, close proximity rescues, RECCO, using advanced features on your transceiver, three ways to utilize snowmobiles in rescue, leading a rescue, rescue scenarios, timed transceiver searches and much more. These are the advanced skills that were previously taught in level II classes, it is now a separate course.

Cost: $110 Location: Rabbit Ears Pass. Meet at Muddy Creek Parking lot. Date: Thursday January 4th Sign up: 303-668-2257 kris@coloradosledrentals.com Time: 8:00 am -5:00 pm What to do for preparation: Read your transceiver manual. Practice single and double burial transceiver drills before class. Make sure all your gear is ready. Bring notebook and pen to class. Would highly recommend getting started in backcountry ascender. www.backcountryascender.com. Make notes on questions you have for class. The riding in class. We are using Jeep roads, groomed trails and single track to access terrain in class. Will also be getting off trail and up to high elevation. Have your machines in excellent working order. What to bring: Transceiver (3 antenna), shovel, probe, tunnel bag, backpack or airbag pack, sunglasses, multiple pairs of gloves, sunscreen, face protection, survival and first aid gear, hat, food (lunch) and water for in the field, extra layers, head lamp, notebook, pens, pencil, camera.

If you don’t have gear, please let me know and I can supply it. Dress warmer than expected. We are out in the elements for long periods of time at or above timberline. Bring a thermos with hot liquids if it is going to be cold. We do not cancel for cold weather. What we supply: I can supply digital 3 antenna transceiver if you do not have one. Let me know. Instructor: Mike Duffy. Professional member and Certified instructor American Avalanche Association. Teaching at American Avalanche Institute, Colorado Mountain College and Silverton Avalanche School. Rescue/avalanche team leader/ Vail Mountain Rescue Group. Graduate of National Avalanche School, National Academy of Winter Guiding, AVPRO & Professional Avalanche Search & Rescue. Mountain Snowmobiler for 25 years.

Provided training for Arctic Cat, Polaris and Ski-Doo. Backcountry Guide/riding instructor. 22 years experience in proven, effective avalanche education. Looking forward to this. Any questions or running late, please contact Mike Duffy at 970-390-9433 or duffyww1@aol.com.

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