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Members Avalanche Training w/ Mike Duffy

  • 23 Oct 2012
  • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Eagle County Search and Rescue Building


  • Use this type of registration for additional members after you have used the one free class. Each additional member is $30. You will have to register each person with this type.
  • Use this registration if you are a member or will join as a member this year and will be attending the avy class.

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Members Avy Training
Level I

When: October 23rd
Time: 6:00pm-10:00pm
Location: Eagle County Search & Rescue Building - Edwards

Learn: How to avoid the most common mistakes, what equipment works best, human factors involved in avalanche accidents, how to rescue effectively, increase your chances of surviving an avalanche, evaluate terrain, avoid terrain traps, recognize trigger points, analyze stability and increase your survival skills in the mountains.

The Holy Cross Powder Hounds are offering avalanche training for club members!  This is a class taught by one of our own members - Mike Duffy.  Mike specializes in avalanche training across the country each season.  Mike's training is specific to snowmobilers so you get the right information for your back country use!  The club is offering one training session for each membership.  This is a $40 value and it's free!  Each additional club member can also come at a reduced rate of $30.  

Don't miss out on a free opportunity to get back country avalanche awareness.  Ensure that you and the people you ride with have avalanche knowledge to stay safe while riding.

Course content:
-Introduction to avalanches, statistics, contributing factors.
-Avalanche reports.
-Signs of instability/stability analysis/trigger points.
-What to carry and what works best.
-Avalanche beacons.
-Fast and effective single and multiple burial searches.
-Avalanche survival methods
-Deploying avalanche airbag packs
-Effective hasty search techniques.
-Mistakes in rescue.
-Group Dynamics/heuristics.
-Riding progression in avalanche terrain.
-Slide show: Terrain Evaluation/terrain traps/trigger points/escape routes/islands of safety.
-Preparing for your trip.
-What to do if lost or injured.
-Stability tests.

Included with the class is club discounts for avalanche gear such as beacons, shovels, probes, etc through

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