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Bellingham REI-Avalanche Awareness
Feb 9, 2015 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pmFree
The NWAC – AIARE Avalanche Awareness Program is offered as a public service to communities, schools and outdoor clubs. The course is expected to introduce and explain to students where and why avalanches occur. Describe who gets caught and why. This course targets the young and unaware backcountry traveler, and introduces the recognition of avalanche danger and how to reduce the risk. Attendees will learn to access local avalanche bulletins and weather reports. Recognize basic signs of avalanche danger. Learn to avoid avalanche danger and understand the need for companion rescue techniques and equipment. The course utilizes interactive presentation materials and local case histories and encourages questions from the audience.
This event is free. Register ASAP before it fills up (only room for 40 participants)
**This class is informative but if you plan to travel in the backcountry, an AIARE Avalanche Awareness Level 1 course is highly recommended.