Avalanche 1 Course Dates, Bell Lake Yurt, Tobacco Roots, MT
Session 1: Fri-Sun, December 9-11, 2011
Session 2: Sat-Mon, MLK weekend January 14-16, 2012
Session 3: Fri-Sun, January 27-29 2012
Session 4: Fri-Sun, February 10-12, 2012
Based in the incredible Bell Lake Basin, these courses cover terrain, weather, snowpack, and human factors, all of which contribute to the avalanche hazard. During the field sessions you will identify avalanche terrain, and practice route finding and safe travel. You will dig snow pits, identify weak layers and make stability evaluations of the slopes you want to ski. There will also be extensive practice with avalanche transceivers as well as avalanche rescue scenarios. Angela Patnode is an avalanche educator for the Friends of the Gallatin National Forest Avalanche Center, the Montana Outdoor Science School, and the American Avalanche Institute. She is also a Professional Member of the American Avalanche Association, has over 200 weeks in the field instructing for the National Outdoor Leadership School, and is currently certified as a Wilderness First Responder and in CPR.
-Yurts make the best classrooms.
-Earn your Avy 1 in the field.
-3 days, (24 total course hours)
-2 night's stay at the yurt
-all meals included
firstname.lastname@example.org 406 995 3880 Thanks, Kevin