IDPR Avalanche Companion Rescue at West Face Trailhead
January 28 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pmFree
This is part two of two presentations in our avalanche safety education programs. Attendance to our awareness presentation is required to attend the companion rescue clinic field training.
Since avalanches are the number one cause of snowmobile fatalities in the west, the Idaho Department of Parks and Recreation is presenting a free Snowmobile based Avalanche Awareness course near you. These practical and popular classes familiarize the winter backcountry enthusiast with hazard recognition and techniques for safe travel in avalanche terrain.
Goals of this program:
Understand basic trip planning – understand safe travel techniques – be able to distinguish between safe and potentially hazardous terrain – understand the basics of snow stability analysis – be able to perform basic risk analysis and employ risk mitigation measures – know how to perform individual and small group self-rescue.
What to expect: The program is divided into a classroom and field portion. Classroom sessions are a prerequisite to attend a field exercise.
Required items: Snowmobile with a current IDPR registration sticker
Where: West Face Trailhead, Travel west from McCall on Hwy 55 4.5 miles to the trailhead. It is located on the north side of the road.