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Trip Information
Name: Avalanche Seminar for Experienced Backcountry users
Starts: Sat Nov 09, 2019
Meetup: North Shore Alliance Church, 201 East 23rd, North Van
Return: Sat Nov 09, 2019

Registration opens: Sun Oct 06, 2019
Event category: Presentation
Difficulty grade: A1  [?]
For members only: No
Screening used: No
Max participants: -

Organizer: Jay MacArthur
Profile info:
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Participant Information

Get the full details at Eventbrite and be sure to join and share the Facebook event

A quick overview:  

  • Admissions by donation
  • Prizes! (Including a pair of Atlas snowshoes, donated by K2)
  • Free parking!
  • Registration not required, but is appreciated - so we can estimate attendance

Morning: 10:30 am – noon (for experienced)

This session will feature in-depth avalanche safety presentations from an Avalanche Canada Forecaster.

Afternoon (for novices):  Doors open at 1:30 pm. Presentations run 2:00 pm – 4 pm (may run slightly longer to accommodate questions)

This session is an introduction to the basics of recreational avalanche safety, with plenty of time for questions and discussion. Presenters include: 

  • Mark Bender, Avalanche Canada forecaster, speaking on Basic Avalanche Awareness (looking at terrain, avalanche activity, triggers, etc.)
  • North Shore SAR volunteer, Peter Marshall, will present a case study of the Runner Peak incident from February 2019
  • Brent Loewen, snowshoe ambassador and guide in the N. Shore mountains, will present on his personal journey and education in the backcountry
  • AdventureSmart will have a presentation on Trip Planning

Please share widely and freely. We hope to see you there! 

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