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Evergreen’s Alpine Rescue Team Offering Free Avalanche Class on Feb 22

EVERGREEN, COLORADO — As winter envelops the mountains, the allure of snowy slopes beckons adventurers and enthusiasts alike. However, the beauty of the season is matched by its dangers, with avalanches posing a significant risk to the unwary. To address this, the Alpine Rescue Team is offering a crucial educational opportunity for the public: a free Avalanche Awareness class. 

This session is part of their “Skills for the Hills 2024” series. Here are the details:

  • It is scheduled for Thursday, February 22, from 7:00 to 9:00 PM MT
  • Held at the ART headquarters at 28802 Rainbow Hill Road, Evergreen, CO 80439.

This valuable class, “Avalanche Aware,” is a collaborative presentation developed by the American Institute of Avalanche Research and Education, the Colorado Avalanche Information Center (CAIC), and the Northwest Avalanche Center. It is designed to equip individuals of all experience levels, ages, and outdoor interests—including skiers, snowmobilers, snowshoers, climbers, and hikers—with the knowledge to navigate snowy terrains safely.

Leading the session is Spencer Logan, the CAIC’s Science and Operations Officer, who brings a wealth of experience and expertise to the table. With a career in avalanche forecasting that began in 1999, Logan’s deep understanding of snow science and avalanche dynamics makes him an exceptional guide for those looking to deepen their awareness and safety practices in avalanche-prone environments. A Colorado native, Spencer’s connection to the mountains is personal and profound, with a legacy of outdoor exploration running through his family.

Interested participants are encouraged to secure their spot by registering through the provided Eventbrite link:

This class is a rare opportunity to gain essential skills for enjoying the winter wilderness safely and responsibly under the guidance of one of the region’s most knowledgeable avalanche professionals.

Alex Derr, Founder of The Next Summit

Alex Derr is an Eagle Scout, climber, and environmental policy expert located in Denver, Colorado. He created The Next Summit to help others stay safe exploring the mountains and advocate to preserve the peaks for the future. Follow him on Linkedin or Twitter or click here to contact him.

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