Free Avalanche Presentation at Greenwater Community Center

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 59707 State Route 410 E Enumclaw WA 98022  See map

The lecture will introduce the concepts of avalanche safety. Trip planning, terrain definitions, important snowpack factors, basic avalanche dynamics and risks are among the topics covered. These lectures also present an opportunity to see if a full Avalanche Level 1 course might be of interest in the future.

Topics Covered are:

  • Trip planning

  • Terrain evaluation and route-finding

  • Snow pit skills for discovering weak layers 

  • Stability testing, and evaluation

  • Weather

  • Safe travel techniques

  • Field observations of snowpack and weather

  • Avalanche hazard recognition

  • Avalanche rescue

  • Snow metamorphosis (creation of weak layers)

Instructor: Don Langlois

More information:

Ridge Explorations LLC

52231 SE 496th Place, Greenwater, WA 98022

Phone: 253-891-0149

Email: info@RidgeExplorations.com



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