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10-15-2010, 11:11 PM
Four Hour Avalanche Classes
Specifically for snowmobilers

Avalanche classes coming to your area.
Classes are effective, proven and affordable.

Learn: How to avoid the most deadly mistakes, what equipment works best, how to rescue effectively, evaluate terrain, avoid terrain traps, analyze stability, survive the night out and increase your skills in the mountains.

All participants
receive a discount on avalanche gear.
Cost$49. Must sign up in advance, limited space.

Take the class with those you ride with.
Four hour avalanche awareness, avoidance and rescue class.

Instructor: Mike Duffy. Level I & II Avalanche instructor Colorado Mountain College, rescue/avalanche team leader/avalanche mission coordinator Vail Mountain Rescue Group, instructor Walter Kirch Avalanche Seminars, graduate of National Avalanche School, National Academy of Winter Guiding, AVPRO. Mountain Snowmobiler for 20 years. Member American Avalanche Association. Trained by BCA, Snowpulse, and Ortovox.

Course content:
-Introduction to avalanches, statistics, contributing factors.
-Avalanche reports.
-Signs of instability/stability analysis.
-What to carry and what works best.
-Avalanche beacons.
-Fast and effective single and multiple burial searches.
-Avalanche survival methods
-Deploying avalanche airbag packs
-Effective hasty search techniques.
-Mistakes in rescue.
-Group Dynamics/heuristics.
-Slide show: Terrain Evaluation/terrain traps.
-Preparing for your trip.
-What to do if lost or injured.
-Stability tests.
What students have to say about the class:
Great class! Mike is a solid instructor and teaches it from a sledder's point of view. DON'T MISS THIS even if you think you are knowledgeable and prepared. Switchback
Best $45 I have ever spent! Great job Mike!!! Flatlander_99

Schedule Fall 2010:
October 16th Milwaukee
Location: Snowmobile USA Show and Sale. Wisconsin Expo Center at State Fair Park. 8100 W. Greenfield Ave Milwaukee, WI 53214 (Room 4 upstairs, use stairs at main entrance)
Time: 1:00pm-5:00pm Saturday.
Sign up: duffyww1@aol.com
November 17th Marshfield
location: V&H Trucks Training Center 1505 S. Central Ave Marshfield, WI 54449
Time: 6-10pm Wednesday
Sign up: d.mcgiveron@vhtrucks.com or call 715-897-0343. duffyww1@aol.com
November 18th Madison
location: Engelhart Center. 1589 Greenway Cross Madison, WI 53713 www.engelhart.com
Time: 6:00pm-10:00pm Thursday
Sign up: Call Shawn Kelly 608-204-0149 or shawn@engelhart.com

Take the class with your riding partners.

On the snow rescue classes in CO, WY, MN and WI
(starting in December. Prerequisite is 4 hour avalanche awareness, avoidance and rescue class).

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