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Intro. to Avalanche Field Clinic #1

Date: February 6, 2010 Location: Mt. Hood

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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.