Tag: Avalanche Safety

Avalanche Safety Tips

Winter is here and with it came feet of snow! However exciting this may be, there are some adherent risks involved with the amount of snow this early in the season. In order to have a safe and fun time in the back-country we must take precautions. Whether you are an avalanche novice or expert, the Recreation.gov site suggests the following rules when in avalanche terrain: Never travel alone. Allow only one person at a time to cross avalanche terrain while others wait in a safe location. Make sure everyone carries avalanche rescue gear and knows how to use it. Finally, look for recent avalanches, which indicate the snow is unstable. While these are some great things to remember, we could all benefit from the knowledge taught by professionals. Colorado Mountain College is offering courses next semester titled: Avalanche Awareness Level I and Avalanche Safety I. The goal of avalanche…

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Avalanche Safety

Everyone here at Jaywalker and in the Roaring Fork Valley is excited for this week’s projected storm. The winter storm warning is calling for anywhere between 1 and 3 feet of snow and is in effect through December 5th. However exciting this may be, there are some adherent risks involved with the amount of snow this early in the season. In order to have a safe and fun time in the back-country we must take precautions. Here are a few recommendations from the National Ski Patrol: Always carry avalanche equipment Be aware of your surroundings Analyze the snow pack stability Cross potential avalanche slopes one at a time Have the courage to know when you shouldn’t go While these are some great things to remember, we could all benefit from the knowledge taught by professionals. Colorado Mountain College is currently offering a course titled: Avalanche Awareness Level I-Avalanche Safety I….

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