Avalanche Course 1-28-11 to 1-30-11

Another great Avalanche Course ended yesterday. The mid-winter snowpack is providing us with lots to see and learn as we develop the skills necessary to safely travel in the backcountry.

Fresh avalanche debris at the base of Cinema Gully
Passing the runout one at a time...
Looking for layers in the snowpack...
Morning meeting to discuss route options...
The current danger rating for the day was "Considerable"...
We headed up towards Tuckerman Ravine...
Getting close to the floor of the Ravine...
We did some small and large column tests in a safe location...
On our way down we spoke with Jeff Lane, one of the snow rangers...

There’s still time to sign up for a course this season! Check out http://www.emsclimb.com/aiare1.html and check the available dates. So far we have been fully booked for each course so call early!

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