As we wait for enough snow to fall to warrant full avalanche advisories we are going to continue to provide updates and some educational reminders for the season. Check out the observations from Tincan over the weekend HERE. We love getting observations! Please keep them coming if you get out in the advisory area.
Today the theme is GET THE TRAINING! Know Before You Go video link
There are a number of free avalanche awareness classes coming up in the next month. Hope to see you at one and bring your friends!
November 8th, 6:30-8:00 pm, @ Ski AK, Avalanche Awareness and using the forecast with CNFAIC and Hatcher Pass Avalanche Center
November 10th, 6-7:30 pm, @ REI, Know Before You Go with the CNFAIC
November 22nd, 7-8:30 pm, @ Blue & Gold Boardshop, Fireside Chat: Avalanche Awareness with the CNFAIC
November 30th, 6:30-8 pm, @ Alaska Mining and Diving, Snowmachine Specific Avalanche Awareness and Rescue
Thinking of taking an advanced training? Avalanche Level 1 or Level 2? Click HERE for a link to our calender and look at all the local offerings happening this winter!
The Southcentral Alaska Avalanche Workshop organizing committee would like to extend a huge thank you to all the speakers that took the time to present on Friday and everyone who attended. It was a great day of continuing education, information sharing and networking. We were thrilled that so many people showed up for the public session in the afternoon! We would also like to thank all our local sponsors that made it possible and the American Avalanche Association for their generous financial support!
Photo: Drew Hardesty, guest speaker from the Utah Avalanche Center, speaks to the crowd about backcountry responsibility in talk titled “Freedom and Anarchy in the Backcountry” (top left). Conrad Chapman, Eastern Alaska Range Avalanche Center co-founder and CNFAIC 2017 Intern, provides a summary on avalanche accidents and patterns in the Eastern Alaska Range (bottom left). Jocelyn Cramer, graduate student at Alaska Pacific University, discusses how discern human scent in different types of avalanche debris (right).