Companion Rescue for Skiers & Boarders
This FREE rescue clinic is sponsored by Grizzly Outfitters & Friends of the Gallatin National Forest Avalanche Center.
The entire course will be held in the field. Students must be prepared to travel over snow with skis/skins, waxless skis, split boards or snowshoes. Each participant must bring their own avalanche beacon, shovel, probe and pack. Come prepared to comfortably participate in any weather conditions. Hot drinks, snacks and extra layers are strongly encouraged.The course goals are to 1) learn how to wear and operate an avalanche beacon, and 2) perform a mock rescue including single and multiple burial searches. The course will also cover the importance of beacon skills; beacon operation and search principles; demonstration and practice of initial, secondary and pinpoint search; rescue practice scenarios including group management, probing and shoveling.
SPACE IS LIMITED & PRE-REGISTRATION IS MANDATORY
Date: Saturday, February 22nd, 2014
Time: 10am – 2pm
Location: Beehive Basin Trailhead
For additional information contact Grizzly Outfitters at 406-599-2939 or the Gallatin National Forest Avalanche Center at 406-587-6984