Mountain Rescue Aspen presents its 28th Annual Avalanche Awareness Workshop
Learn or Refresh the fundamentals of Avalanche Awareness including: Avalanche Hazard Evaluation, Snow Pit Demonstration, Beacon Search, Route Selection, Safe Travel Technique, Efficient Shoveling.
When: January 18th & 19th 2013 Cost: $30
Where: Friday Night Classroom Session: Ballroom at The Little Nell Hotel Aspen, Colorado
Saturday Field Session: Richmond Ridge, Aspen Mountain then concluding in ballroom at The Little Nell Hotel
Time: Friday 18th Registration: 5:30PM to 6:00PM Classroom Session 6:00PM to 8:30PM (MUST ATTEND Friday to Participate Saturday)
Saturday 19th 8:30AM to 4:30PM (Be prepared to be outside all day on Saturday! Bring food, water, snacks, appropriate outerwear)
Must have snow travel gear (Skis with skins or Snowshoes or Snowmachine)
*Snow travel Gear rentals available in Aspen @ The Ute Mountaineer 970-925-2849 Pls arrange gear rental prior to Friday's 6PM session as you may not have time after the Friday session.
Avalanche Beacon / Transceivers recommended but not required (*rentals units available)
This Workshop features on Terrain Recognition, Companion Rescue and Situational Decision Making.
$30 Covers: Friday night lecture, Saturday Field Session and Classroom, One time gondola pass, avalanche educational materials
Mountain Rescue Aspen Tees, Hats, Water bottles will be on display for sale.
It's a Great way to Begin or Refresh your Avalanche Education.
Workshop Includes: Avalanche Education Fundamentals, Terrain Recognition, Transceiver / Beacon Use, Snow Pits, Rescue Scenario, Probe Techniques, Shoveling, Situational Decision Making and more!
Welcome: *Skiers, *Snowboarders, Snowshoers, *Mountaineers, Snowmobilers (When Registering Please identify your method of snow travel)
*Alpine Skiers & Snowboarders will need snowshoes or splitboard w/ skins for uphill travel; rental available.*Mountaineers remember to bring or rent snow travel gear)
This Workshop is open to the first 130 paid registrants ! Pre Registration is recommended but not required.
Pre registration uses PayPal (credit card, debit card or checking account required to to use)
Pre Registration: Prior to the "AAW Link" going live click the "DONATE" button on our webpage. Put "AAW" (Avalanche Awareness Workshop)
in the notes and include the FULL names of the people you are paying for along with their method of snow travel. (Skier (SK) Snowboarder (SB) Snowshoer (SS) Snowmobiler (SM) Be sure to multiply the number of attendees you are paying for by $30 (example 4 people X $30 = $120 total payment)
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Preregistration is probably a good idea, I think it sold out when I went a couple years ago.
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For those who registered prior to the link going live we have you down. No need to re-register
Thank you in advance for your support and please be safe out there!
Fresh batteries in your transceiver / beacon? How about your travel partners?
Just a few blocks for the Little Nell is the Ute Mountaineer on the corner of Galena & East Hyman streets. 970-925-2849
Here is the link to their rental page http://www.utemountaineer.com/RentalRates.html
Online Pre registration is recommended at http://www.mountainrescueaspen.org
Thank you in advance for your continued support!
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