AIARE 1 Avalanche Course, 1/2/14 – 1/5/14

Yesterday we finished our 2nd AIARE 1 Avalanche Course of the season and it was an excellent 3 days. Back to back Nor’ Easter’s left us with a varied and interesting snow-pack to travel on and highly engaged participants really added up to a productive three days! I’m keeping this post short as I have another avalanche class starting tomorrow I need to prepare for.

Tuckeman Ravine Avalanche Course EMS Schools

Beacon Range Check

Tuckeman Ravine Avalanche Course EMS Schools

Some snowpack obs on east side of Willard

Tuckeman Ravine Avalanche Course EMS Schools

Avalanche Advisory Board at PNVC

Tuckeman Ravine Avalanche Course EMS Schools

Some group planning

Heading up Tuckerman Ravine Trail, EMS Schools AIARE Avalanche Course

Heading up Tuckerman Ravine Trail, EMS Schools AIARE Avalanche Course

Tuckeman Ravine Avalanche Course EMS Schools

Reaching our highpoint between Left Gully & The Chute, with the other half of our class entering the Sluice area in the background

Tuckeman Ravine Avalanche Course EMS Schools

Making some snowpack observations between The Chute & Left Gully

Tuckeman Ravine Avalanche Course EMS Schools

Panorama of our position in the bowl

Tuckeman Ravine Avalanche Course EMS Schools

My field book notes from our Tour Day

If you were thinking about getting into one of these courses this season don’t delay any longer. We have a few courses left with space availability, details here:

http://www.emsoutdoors.com/avalanche-training/

About David Lottmann

David has devoted his entire adult life to climbing - pushing his grade on recreational objectives and working as a professional mountain guide. After a stint in the United States Marine Corp, he was hired as a rock and ice instructor and since has expanded his repertoire to include alpine, skiing and avalanche education. David is an aspirant Rock Guide through the American Mountain Guide Association [AMGA], an American Institute for Avalanche Awareness and Education [AIARE] Course Leader, holds a Wilderness First Responder [WFR] and is a volunteer member of Mountain Rescue Service [MRS] and Androscoggin Valley Search and Rescue [AVSAR]. In his free time, you will find David blogging, mountain biking, kayaking, hiking, skiing, sharing micro-brews with friends or in the kitchen working on a new recipe in his home town of Conway, New Hampshire. He resides there with his wife, Michelle, his son, Alex and daughter, Madalena.
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