|Columbia Brewery Backcountry Avalanche Workshop #1385|
Back To Discussion List Written: 2005.10.24 by: Matt Gunn
The Canadian Avalanche Centre Presents Columbia Brewery Backcountry Avalanche Workshop
Follow this link for details: http://www.avalanche.ca/default.aspx?DN=352,15,3,Documents
Vancouver: Saturday Nov 19th, Ridge Theatre 3131 Arbutus
9:00am - 4:30pm
This workshop is for you! You're a backcountry skier, boarder, sledder or climber. Mountain adventure is important in your life and you want to enjoy your sport for many years to come. You've taken an avalanche course, or read some of the books, and you know that you owe it to yourself, your friends and your family to ensure your avalanche knowledge is as up to date as your mountain equipment.
These events provide an early season avalanche safety primer to help you start your winter right. This is an opportunity to get together with avalanche experts who will share their insights, introduce new ideas and tools, and help active winter travelers like you learn more about snow safety.
This year's workshop theme is: Outsmart the Dragon: Avalanche Risk in a Changing World
Learn from leading Canadian and US avalanche researchers and experts including: Jill Fredston: author of the new book Snowstruck: In the Grip of Avalanches and co-director of the Alaska Mountain Safety Center
Ken Wylie: IFMGA Guide; Adventure Guides Program, Thompson Rivers University
Grant Statham: IFMGA Guide; Avalanche Risk Specialist, Parks Canada
Lori Zacaruk: owner of Zac's Tracs Snowmobile Tours & Courses
Clair Israelson: Canadian Avalanche Centre
John Kelly: Canadian Avalanche Centre
Pascal Hageli: project manager, Avalanche Decision Framework for Amateur Recreationists; owner Avisualanche Consulting
Bruce Jamieson: NSERC Research Chair in Snow Avalanche Risk Control, University of Calgary
Tickets: $40 General Admission, $20 Students; (Student ID required upon admission)
* CAA & CAC Members receive a 10% discount off General Admission when they purchase tickets through www.avalanche.ca or by phoning the CAA/CAC
Tickets are available at Mountain Equipment Co-op stores in Vancouver & North Vancouver; Ridge Theatre Box Office, online at www.avalanche.ca, by phone at 250.837.2435, and at the door.
For more information visit www.avalanche.ca or call 250.837.2435
#558 - 2005.10.25 Andrew Wong - Highly recommended
I attended last year's session and found it to be very interesting and extremely informative. Although my winter backcountry experience is limited mostly to low angled terrain, the seminar was still useful and an eye-opener. It certainly made me more aware of my own judgements and decision making. Highly recommended for everyone--skier, boarder, snowshoer, snowmobiler--who goes into the backcountry.