Jackson Hole Mountains Guides Explore Backcountry Rescue


Responsibility in the backcountry takes many forms. Having the right tools when misadventure strikes can be the difference between a manageable task and a nightmare. Anyone who has ever gotten injured or broken a piece of equipment knows that being even a mile away from the trailhead can be a disaster to get out safely.

Photo courtesy of Jackson Hole Mountain Guides. Photo courtesy of Jackson Hole Mountain Guides.

As part of their new ski mountaineering camp, Jackson Hole Mountain Guides introduces their students to several additional tools one should familiarize themselves with when taking on bigger or more remote objectives in the mountains. As part of their classroom time, JHMG guide Mike Poborsky lays out a Brooks Range Ultralite™ rescue sled, while touting the values or personal preparedness that come with more ambitious pursuits. For more info on the camp and/or real-time education on Brooks-Range products, go to JHMG.com

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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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