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Avalanche Awareness  / 2021-2022

In partnership with Northwest Avalanche Center, for the 2021-2022 winter season, Climbers of Color will be offering Avalanche Awareness classes.
About the Avalanche Awareness course:

Regardless of your mode of travel (snowshoe, ski, snowboard, or splitboard), recognition of avalanche danger is an essential and potentially lifesaving skill. This introductory virtual class provides a basic approach to managing risk. These individual 90-minute sessions will explain how to access avalanche and mountain weather forecasts on the NWAC website and recognize basic signs of avalanche danger.

Avalanche awareness classes will be free to the Climbers of Color community throughout the forecast area that is covered by NWAC. These classes are an introductory presentation geared towards the novice wintertime user recreating in or near backcountry terrain.

All Awareness Classes will be hosted virtually.


Registration: Our next awareness session on Dec 14th will open for registration on Monday Nov 29th.

Dates

  • Session 1: November 24th 2021 (Virtual)- 5:30pm to 7:00pm PST
  • Session 2: December 14th 2021 (Virtual) - 5:30pm to 7:00pm PST
  • Session 3: January 18th 2022 (Virtual) - 5:30pm to 7:00pm PST
  • Session 4: February 15th 2022 (Virtual) - 5:30pm to 7:00pm PST
  • Session 5: March 1st 2022 (Virtual) - 5:30pm to 7:00pm PST
Tuition:  FREE!

Course Instructors:

Mike.HEIC
Mike Manuel

Co-Director of Snow Programs

Intro to Splitboarding Instructor, Avalanche Awareness Instructor, AIARE 1

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Fes Naqvi

Co-Director of Snow Programs

Intro to Splitboarding Instructor, Avalanche Awareness Instructor, AIARE 1 /AIARE Companion Rescue, Wilderness First Aid

Questions? Please email snow@climbersofcolor.org