Thursday, December 18, 2008

Snow safety and avalanche course open to volunteers

From Mike Gauthier:

The ranger division is coordinating a Snow Safety and Avalanche course on Jan 5-7.

The Level 1 Snow Safety and and Avalanche Course is a 24 hour curriculum.

This is an excellent opportunity to build a foundation in snow safety and other avalanche related skills. This course is designed for those who regularly work in and around snow, whether on roads or in the field. It's also a great course for those who issue permits and work directly with the public, or for those who provide other visitor services (like publications) or supervise field staff. Even if you've taken a snow safety course before, consider this an opportunity to refresh your skills and get up-to-date information on snow safety, avalanche assessment, avalanche avoidance, and rescue.

Students who successfully complete the course will be Level 1 certified by the American Institute for Avalanche Research and Education ( AIARE ).

Please let Stefan Lofgren know if you have questions or would like to attend the course. Space is limited and we expect it to fill. Tuition for it is $275 per student.

Mike Gauthier
Mount Rainier National Park
360 569 2211

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