I just finished teaching a Level 2 AIARE avalanche course and feel energized! After 4 days at the Cascade Powder Cat Yurt, the students conducted a stability analysis, forecasted the local avalanche hazard, completed and executed a tour plan. Ottis, … Read More
La Nina has hit the Alps as the video below attests. The season’s first fatality in Switzerland was also just reported and several hundred NW professional and recreational back country skiers and snow boarders gathered @ REI in Seattle for … Read More
Hitting the 3rd week of Movember and my ‘stache is taking on it’s own personality, My competitive nature shines through as if I am actually training to win the best mo’ in December when my friends get together check out … Read More
Sara Lerner from NPR interviewed me this morning about avalanche safety in the early season, have a listen and tell me what you think. http://indemand.nwpr.wsu.edu/NWPR/HomepageArticles/audio/111810Schonwald.mp3
La Nina, La Smina what is all the hype about? In 1998-99 the NW received 95 feet of snow. To take advantage of epic seasons a few key areas need attention such as Fitness, Gear and Travel Plans. Fitness encompasses … Read More
Explosion in number of ski touring fatalities in SwitzerlandFascinating look at the rise of risk taking.