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Avalanche safety course...for flatlander.

Postby apasquel » Thu Oct 04, 2012 11:22 am

Hi guys...need some help. Would like to take a class/learn more about hiking/climbing in these conditions. So I want to take an avy course. However, I live in Ft. Worth. Any suggestions or am i SOL?

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Re: Avalanche safety course...for flatlander.

Postby ajkagy » Thu Oct 04, 2012 11:28 am

with avy courses there are typically on snow days unless it's just an awareness course, so in Texas you're pretty much SOL. The closest spot from you might be in Taos, NM or near wolf creek.
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Re: Avalanche safety course...for flatlander.

Postby GregMiller » Thu Oct 04, 2012 11:32 am

I don't see any in Texas, New Mexico, or even Wolf Creek:
http://aiare.info/course_list.php
(you can sort the list by state, city, date, etc.)
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Re: Avalanche safety course...for flatlander.

Postby ajkagy » Thu Oct 04, 2012 11:52 am

farcedude wrote:I don't see any in Texas, New Mexico, or even Wolf Creek:
http://aiare.info/course_list.php
(you can sort the list by state, city, date, etc.)


Wolf Creek
http://www.avalancheschool.us/courses/

Toas - Beverly does some good classes, but it doesn't look like they have their 2012-2013 schedule up yet.
http://www.beverlymountainguides.com/
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Re: Avalanche safety course...for flatlander.

Postby GregMiller » Thu Oct 04, 2012 12:03 pm

Welp, I stand corrected. Guess that's what I get for trusting a single source on the internet :-D
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Re: Avalanche safety course...for flatlander.

Postby apasquel » Thu Oct 04, 2012 1:35 pm

thanks guys

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Re: Avalanche safety course...for flatlander.

Postby nyker » Sun Oct 07, 2012 12:53 pm

apasquel,

I'd say a good option would be to make a dedicated trip to somewhere that has Guiding outfits which regularly run such courses in season (many places in Colorado, Bishop CA, perhaps Taos, North of Salt Lake City, the Cascades, etc.). You could combine it with a winter hike/snowshoe/ski trip or another trip if you have something else planned for work or family.

This link could be a place to start:

http://aiare.info/course_list.php

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