AIARE 1 Avalanche Course, 1/2/14 – 1/5/14

Yesterday we finished our 2nd AIARE 1 Avalanche Course of the season and it was an excellent 3 days. Back to back Nor’ Easter’s left us with a varied and interesting snow-pack to travel on and highly engaged participants really added up to a productive three days! I’m keeping this post short as I have another avalanche class starting tomorrow I need to prepare for.

Tuckeman Ravine Avalanche Course EMS Schools

Beacon Range Check

Tuckeman Ravine Avalanche Course EMS Schools

Some snowpack obs on east side of Willard

Tuckeman Ravine Avalanche Course EMS Schools

Avalanche Advisory Board at PNVC

Tuckeman Ravine Avalanche Course EMS Schools

Some group planning

Heading up Tuckerman Ravine Trail, EMS Schools AIARE Avalanche Course

Heading up Tuckerman Ravine Trail, EMS Schools AIARE Avalanche Course

Tuckeman Ravine Avalanche Course EMS Schools

Reaching our highpoint between Left Gully & The Chute, with the other half of our class entering the Sluice area in the background

Tuckeman Ravine Avalanche Course EMS Schools

Making some snowpack observations between The Chute & Left Gully

Tuckeman Ravine Avalanche Course EMS Schools

Panorama of our position in the bowl

Tuckeman Ravine Avalanche Course EMS Schools

My field book notes from our Tour Day

If you were thinking about getting into one of these courses this season don’t delay any longer. We have a few courses left with space availability, details here:

http://www.emsoutdoors.com/avalanche-training/

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About David Lottmann

David grew up skiing in the Whites and started climbing at a summer camp just north of Mt. Washington when he was 16. Those first couple of years solidified climbing as a lifetime passion. From 1996-2000 he served in the USMC, and spent the better part of those years traveling the globe (18 countries). After returning to civilian life he moved to North Conway to focus on climbing and was hired in 2004 as a Rock and Ice Instructor. Since then Dave has taken numerous AMGA courses, most recently attaining a Single Pitch Instructor. He has completed a Level 3 AIARE avalanche course, is a Level 2 Course Leader, holds a valid Wilderness First Responder and is a member of Mountain Rescue Service. When David isn't out guiding he enjoys mountain biking, kayaking, hiking, backcountry skiing, trying to cook something new once a week and sampling new micro-brews. He lives in Conway, NH with his wife Michelle and son Alex.
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