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Hilda 2019 AST2+

Here are a few snippets of what daily life is like during our AST2+ Course at Hilda Lodge: Sunday February 10, 2019, 10:45 a.m.: Clear skis and Grade A efficiency at Valkyr staging make for a record transfer. The group  settles in to their plush accommodations. Sunday, 2:30 p.m.: Everyone has done 3 Companion Rescue […]

2018-19 Mid-term Report Card

What do you think? With some dire predictions in an El Nino Winter, I think we’re doing pretty well so far. The snowpack has gone through some periods of instability, but we have also had a fair amount of Low-Moderate avalanche danger. There have been some glorious periods of sunshine, but we haven’t had the […]

Navigating Complex Terrain: Lessons learned while writing an avalanche book

This blog is a copy of an article I wrote and will be published in the November 2018 Avalanche Journal, the professional journal for avalanche workers in Canada. I introduce some content from the new Avalanche Skills Training Handbook, the text for AST students starting winter 2018-19. I wrote the book with James Floyer from […]