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

Registration opens: Mon Oct 21, 2019
Event category: Presentation
Difficulty grade: A1  [?]
For members only: No
Screening used: No
Max participants: -

Organizer: Jay MacArthur
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Participant Information




Learn about avalanche

awareness so you can enjoy the mountains safely.

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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