Snowshoe Clinic: Discovering Avalanche Terrain – Shovels – Beacons – Probes (March 25, 2023)

As part of our Winter Recreation Series, The Bronze Chapter and Northwest Avalanche Center instructor Tammy VuPham will take you on a BIPOC-centered hands-on snowshoe at Snoqualmie Pass to discover and discuss snow, terrain, observation, mountain environment, what makes snow slide downwards, and how to identify risk and space places. You’ll tap into your powers of observation and gain confidence in being able to identify and assess risk. Another extremely valuable part of this clinic is you’ll be exposed to tools of safety and rescue: beacon, shovel, probe. 

This beginner – intermediate clinic is geared toward those who participate in any snow activity (walking, snowshoeing, skiing, boarding, camping, etc.). This snowshoe will be between 5-7 miles round trip with a total elevation gain of no more than 1500 feet. Snow awareness saves lives. See you on March 25th!

NOTES: 

  1. All participants must attend the pre-clinic Zoom on Monday, March 20th at 6:30pm – 7:30pm to go over equipment, talk about where to meet, answer questions, etc. 
  2. Registration cutoff is Saturday, March 17 and maximum capacity is 12 persons.
  3. Snowshoeing is a physical aerobic activity. If you have any concerns about your health and/or ability to undertake this activity, seek advice from your medical professional. 
  4. Snowshoes will be provided.
  5. We may finish before 3pm but use that time for your planning purposes. 
  6. If you need Winter outerwear or hiking poles let us know before March 9th.
  7. Be prepared to bring the following:
    1. For Carry and Nutrition: backpack, bagged lunch+snacks, at least 2 liters of water
    2. For Snowshoe: hiking poles, waterproof hiking boots.
    3. For Clothing (no cotton!): we’ll go over weather-appropriate clothing at the March 20th Zoom. 
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