Level 1 AIARE Avalanche Course

Yesterday brought the conclusion of the 2nd to last Avalanche Course of the season. 6 aspiring mountaineers, skier’s, and climbers spent 3 days in North Conway and surrounding notches learning the basics of traveling in avalanche terrain and backcountry decision making.

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Our last course of the season is March 25th-27th, but it is already full. If you didn’t get into an avalanche course this season check out http://www.avalanche.org for some great online learning tools. And next October/November call us to book early! We’ve had two avalanche accidents on Mount Washington in the last two weeks, and neither of the victims had ever taken an avalanche course.

Knowledge is power, get educated, practice safe travel skills and terrain selection based on the conditions, and climb on!

About David Lottmann

David grew up skiing in the Whites and started climbing at a summer camp just north of Mt. Washington when he was 16. Those first couple of years solidified climbing as a lifetime passion. From 1996-2000 he served in the USMC, and spent the better part of those years traveling the globe (18 countries). After returning to civilian life he moved to North Conway to focus on climbing and was hired in 2004 as a Rock and Ice Instructor. Since then Dave has taken numerous AMGA courses, most recently attaining a Single Pitch Instructor. He has completed a Level 3 AIARE avalanche course, is a Level 2 Course Leader, holds a valid Wilderness First Responder and is a member of Mountain Rescue Service. When David isn't out guiding he enjoys mountain biking, kayaking, hiking, backcountry skiing, trying to cook something new once a week and sampling new micro-brews. He lives in Conway, NH with his wife Michelle, son Alex, and daughter Madalena.
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