Intro. to Avalanche Field Clinic #1
Date: February 6, 2010 PST Location: Mt. Hood
Learn the basics of snow science and avalanches in this class session and one-day field trip. We’ll snowshoe into the backcountry on Mt. Hood to learn how to evaluate snow and terrain conditions, use avalanche transceivers, and practice rescue strategies. A mandatory 1.5 hour classroom session will introduce the concepts we will explore in the field. No previous experience needed. This clinic is a basic introduction to the concepts and skills that make up avalanche awareness.