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MEC Intro to Avalanche Safety

MEC Introduction to Snow Safety & Transceiver Use

A 1-day introductory snow safety seminar based on up-to-date curriculum and scenarios highlighting the local Mt. Baker backcountry weather and terrain. Meant to inspire further education, this course features both classroom and field exercises in backcountry safety, decision making, and transceiver based rescue techniques.


COURSE FEATURES

  • Beginning Avalanche Awareness
  • Risk Management & Decision Making
  • Ski Area Policies & Signage
  • Avalanche Rescue: Principles & Practice

FIELD COMPONENTS

Designed for new transceiver users, the field exercises provide basic orientation to transceiver use and rescue equipment in scenarios that build rescue skills.

  • Search Principles
  • Transceiver Operation
  • Companion Rescue

MATERIALS REQUIRED/PROVIDED

Please bring your backcountry rescue gear and outerwear appropriate for the afternoon field session. Skis/Snowboards will not be used.

A limited number of transceivers, probes and shovels are provided for student use courtesy of Back Country Access and Ortovox. Please note on enrollment if you need use of these.

Class meets for morning session in the MEC classroom, 2nd floor, Heather Meadows Aid Room at 9:00am. The afternoon session ends at 4:00pm.

Registration can be completed online at our webstore or at our Bellingham Business Office.

MEC Intro to Avalanche Safety • Course Info

SESSION DAY DATE
A Sunday
January 6, 2019
B
Saturday
January 12, 2019
C (Women's Only) Saturday
January 26, 2019
D
Sunday
February 3, 2019
E
Saturday
February 17, 2019
Session Duration 7 Hours • 9:00am to 4:00PM
Session Cost $48
Class Size min. 10 / max. 18