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Intro to Avalanche Safety Field Clinic

Date: February 10 Location: Templeton Campus Center

Templeton Campus Center

Trip sign-up begins: Friday, January 13th

Pre-Trip Meeting: Tuesday, February 6th at 4:30pm

This clinic is a basic introduction to avalanche awareness and safety. 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.