Yesterday wrapped up our first AIARE Avalanche Course of the season. Despite winter arriving late in the North East we had enough snow to make it happen. Our new conference room at EMS North Conway worked well as a convenient & comfortable classroom location. While I’ll miss the scenic classroom of the AMC Highland Center this new centralized location has allowed us to increase the amount of time we spend in the field on the 2nd & 3rd day of the course, which went over well for both students & instructors.
While we had to cancel our mid-December avalanche course I’m content that this “first of the season” was quite productive. The changes in our course agenda seemed to work well and I’m looking forward to our next Avy course starting on 1/15. I also finally got to test out the Patagonia SnowDrifter Pack and will be posting a detailed review of that pack next week.
See in you in the mountains,