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  • Title: Wasatch Backcountry Rescue | Wasatch Backcountry Rescue
    Descriptive info: .. Wasatch Backcountry Rescue.. A 501(c3) Non-profit.. All rights reserved.. MEMBERS.. Professional Schools Seminars.. Public Education Awareness.. Rescue Dog Testing.. Long Range Receiver.. ICAR.. Resorts Volunteers.. About.. Donations.. Blog.. Wasatch Backcountry Rescue (WBR) is a 501c3 non-profit organization working in the Wasatch Mountains east of Salt Lake City, Utah, under the direction of the five Wasatch front County Sheriff s Search and Rescue divisions.. Counties include Salt Lake, Summit, Weber, Wasatch and Utah County.. WBR has the highest level of standards for it s members and has been instrumental in bringing innovative rescue technologies to both the national and international scene.. Our primary purpose is rapid response for avalanche rescue, winter related mountain rescue, and medical evacuation incidents using trained professionals and search and rescue dogs.. WBR personnel are full-time avalanche professionals from member organizations who are familiar with local terrain, snowpack, and current conditions.. This makes WBR the resource of choice for initial response to winter accidents in the Wasatch ranges s vast and heavily  ...   Sports Park, the Wasatch Powderbird guides, Sundance Ski Resort, US Forest Service, Air Med, Life Flight and Utah Department of Transportation.. The Wasatch Backcountry Rescue group is also a member of the International Commission of Alpine Rescue (ICAR).. WBR is dedicated to saving the life of the avalanche victim through training, professional response, and education.. WBR Blog.. 05-01-13.. The Intern s 2012/13 Season Wrap.. The Intern @ the WBR Dog School in January with Jett Kevin Huggett from Alpental BARK.. 03-28-13.. Utahns Give Back to WBR.. On March 22nd, WBR member resorts Alta and Snowbird participated in Utah s statewide day of giving- aptly dubbed Love UT, Give UT.. WBR teamed up with Wasatch.. 03-20-13.. Alta Greater Little Cottonwood Canyon Non-Profits Combine Efforts for Love Give Utah on March 22, 2013.. ALTA, UT Non-profits serving Alta and the greater Little Cottonwood Canyon are combining efforts for Love Give Utah, a statewide day of charitable giving organized by the.. RSS Feed.. Dog School.. Members.. Secondary links.. Home.. Contact..

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  • Title: User account | Wasatch Backcountry Rescue
    Descriptive info: User account.. Log in.. Request new password.. Username:.. *.. Enter your Wasatch Backcountry Rescue username.. Password:.. Enter the password that accompanies your username.. CAPTCHA.. This question is for testing whether you are a human visitor and to prevent automated spam submissions..

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  • Title: WBR International Dog School | Wasatch Backcountry Rescue
    Descriptive info: WBR International Dog School.. Int l Dog School.. Application.. Members Training.. Photo Gallery.. Seminars.. The WBR International Dog School is a four day training program open to all Avalanche Rescue K-9 teams.. The school is held every odd-numbered year in January in Little Cottonwood Canyon, Utah.. The WBR International Dog School is the oldest school of its kind in the United States.. The instructors represent some of the most experienced and highly regarded avalanche rescue programs in the world.. These programs include Wasatch Backcountry Rescue, Canadian Avalanche Rescue Dog Association, Swiss Alpine Club,  ...   Ski Resorts.. The WBR International Dog School caters to rescue teams of all skill levels, and is a great opportunity to exchange ideas, experiences, and methods with peer rescue teams from areas throughout the US.. 2013 INTERNATIONAL DOG SCHOOL TO BE HELD JAN 13-17, 2013 IN LITTLE COTTONWOOD CANYON.. COST:.. Cost of tuition for the WBR International Dog School is $900.. 00.. Lodging and meals are included.. APPLY:.. To apply, download and fill out the.. WBR International Dog School application.. QUESTIONS:.. If you have any questions, please contact Dean Cardinale at (801) 230-9089..

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  • Title: Rescue Training Center | Wasatch Backcountry Rescue
    Descriptive info: Rescue Training Center.. Training Center.. Skills Seminar.. Know Before You Go.. Over the past few years we have learned that the best chance to save a life is to educate users before accidents occur.. WBR has taught numerous courses on safe travel, snow pack evaluation, and self rescue.. We host many slide shows and go to schools and public awareness groups to help educate school children and users in the art of avalanche awareness.. Salt Lake City is surrounded by mountains that provide some of the most convenient access to the back country in the world.. Riders can enjoy leaving the boundaries of the ski resorts and hike in the fresh air, solitude and untracked powder runs.. New equipment available to enthusiasts allows easier access and in recent years the back country has seen more traffic the ever.. Within the ski area boundaries on-going avalanche control work is conducted.. The ski patrol carefully monitors weather, snow stability, and changing conditions for a safe opening.. When an area is unstable it is closed until stability tests are conducted with ski checking, explosive tests, time, or when weather conditions merit the opening of the ski run.. The mountains offer freedom for a rider to make decisions on what they feel is safe and what they would like to do.. The rewards of a back country ski tour can be an amazing sense of freedom as you spend the day out on untracked slopes in a pristine and peaceful mountain setting.. This can all turn deadly in seconds if a poor choice is made and a back country user triggers a slide and is buried under the snow.. The best chance for survival after being buried under the snow comes from the victim s partner.. After just 15 minutes the chance of a buried victim being dug up alive is less then 30%.. The best way for a partner to locate a buried friend is if they are wearing an Avalanche transceiver, and more importantly, they know how to use it.. In 2005 Utah had a record number of avalanche fatalities in the back country.. Seven people lost their lives after being caught and buried under the snow.. Three out of seven of the victims were wearing  ...   into overdrive and time is critical.. The Wasatch Backcountry Rescue group is committed to saving the life of an avalanche victim.. Our teams are trained in rapid response to accidents in the back country and our goal is always a live recovery.. Wasatch Backcountry Rescue has installed Rescue Training Centers in at The Canyons, Little Cottonwood Canyon, Solitude, and Snowbasin.. These are the first fully automated transceiver practice facilities in North America; they are open to the general public and free of charge.. HOW IT WORKS:.. A person grabs a probe from the top of the search area and goes to the control panel with their locator.. Three ability levels can be selected: Beginner, Intermediate, or Expert.. If the user selects beginner one target in the search field will start pulsing like a simulated buried victim.. Intermediate will start two targets, and expert will start an unknown number of targets between one and four.. Once your ability has been selected the clock starts timing.. The user will start their search, using step downs and probing the area where the target is buried.. When the searcher makes a probe strike, lights flash, sirens sound and the time is recorded.. When all targets are found the siren sounds three times to let the searcher know they have completed the exercise.. This helps users practice with their equipment, which is something that has be difficult to do in the past.. WBR sees this as a practical education tool and our hope is it saves lives.. WBR instructors also use the RTC to hold training courses.. A WBR instructor can remove the brain from the control box and wear it around their neck while teaching.. This allows the instructor to turn on any of the buried targets while teaching, as well as have them simulate the pulse of nine different types of locators.. Practice just got easier, our hope is it makes a difference.. Back country users need to know how to use their equipment and take an active approach in learning about the mountains they are traveling in.. WBR is committed to saving lives and we will continue to search for new ways to do so.. After all, we understand the satisfaction in skiing beautiful untracked powder snow..

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  • Title: Rescue Dog Testing | Wasatch Backcountry Rescue
    Descriptive info: Overview.. Rescue Levels.. WBR Rescue Dogs are selected from dog teams at the local ski resorts.. Members must test with their dogs every two years.. This allows them to respond outside the ski area boundaries into the back country for their county sheriff s office.. WBR dog teams are tested in obedience each season and a search test every other season.. Dog teams are tested at a different Ski Resort from their own and evaluated by WBR evaluators, who grade the handler and dog on many different disciplines..

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  • Title: Long Range Receiver | Wasatch Backcountry Rescue
    Descriptive info: Location.. Training.. Wasatch Backcountry Rescue is committed to implementing the latest technologies to assist us in avalanche rescue.. Utah is now home to six helicopter based search antennas, the Barryvox Long Rang Receiver (LRR).. This system enables heli-borne rescuers to search for avalanche victims wearing avalanche beacons from the safety of the air.. The system dramatically cuts search time and reduces exposure for rescuers on the terrain at the same time.. The LRR hangs below the sked on the helicopter and is wired into the intercom system where the pilot can then conduct a beacon search with effective range of 200 meters.. If a signal is detected the co-pilot then releases a  ...   debris the helicopter can clear the path reducing the number of rescuers placed in harms way.. Dog teams can then follow with rescue teams and probe lines to conduct an on going search.. The long range receiver is the first of its kind in the United States and we are very excited to be implementing this new technology.. Since it s introduction in Dec.. 2006 WBR has now trained more then 30 pilots on the use of the Long Range Receiver in Utah as well as agencies in Washington State.. There are now LRR antennas on helicopters from Wasatch Powderbird guides, Air Med, Life Flight and the Sheriffs dept.. helicopters in Washington State..

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  • Title: ICAR | Wasatch Backcountry Rescue
    Descriptive info: Commissions.. ICAR stands for the International Commission for Alpine Rescue.. WBR is the United States representative of ICAR and a full member of the International organization.. The ICAR was founded in 1948, with 11 member organizations from five Alpine countries.. The first meeting took place in the Wilden Kaiser in Austria, and was organized by the Austrian Alpine Club.. Today, the ICAR now has 60 member organizations from 31 countries and is the pre-eminent Alpine rescue organization worldwide.. The goal of ICAR is to provide an intensive exchange of information about the various aspects of mountain rescue and about recent innovations.. ICAR not only ensures an exchange of experiences between mountain rescuers, but also pays very close attention  ...   ICAR.. IKAR 09 ZERMATT.. from.. topograph media.. on.. Vimeo.. This clip is a 20-minute video that features the highlights of the recent IKAR - CISA Mountain Rescue congress in Zermatt, Switzerland in September of 2009.. It has been produced by Topograph Media for educational purposes in order to help mountain rescue teams around the world to effectively carry out rescue missions to those in need of help in the mountains.. zermatterhorn chopper flight.. this is a rough clip, edited by topograph media, shot from a lama helicopter in september of 2009 while following an EC145 on a hoist demonstration near zermatt in the swiss alps.. the soundtrack is a song called intrastrings from aspects of physics.. http://www.. ikar-cisa.. org..

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  • Title: Resorts & Volunteers | Wasatch Backcountry Rescue
    Descriptive info: AirMed.. Alta.. Brighton.. Deer Valley.. Lifeflight.. Olympic Park.. Park City.. Park City Powder Cats.. Snowbasin.. Snowbird.. Sundance.. The Canyons.. W Powderbird Guides.. Local Partners.. The Wasatch Backcountry Rescue group is made up of Ski Area Professionals from the Utah based resorts and industry professionals.. WBR members train, test and respond to back country rescues together.. Members that respond to mountain related accidents and avalanche response volunteer to go into  ...   of excellence and only allows members that are full time paid professionals working in the Wasatch Mountains in Utah.. Together WBR has more then 200 professional members and 45 certified rescue dogs that respond for 5 county sheriffs agencies in Salt Lake, Summit, Weber, Wasatch and Utah counties.. Check out the individual profiles to the left to learn more about each of the resorts volunteers that make up WBR..

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  • Title: About WBR | Wasatch Backcountry Rescue
    Descriptive info: About WBR.. Utah s Wasatch Mountains are known for abundant light powder snow and relatively easy access to the backcountry.. Untracked powder entices many people to hike from trailheads into the areas outside ski resort boundaries.. Within the ski areas, ski patrollers monitor slope conditions, hazards, and weather.. When skiers and boarders choose to go into the backcountry, they need to be constantly aware of their surroundings and make safe decisions for themselves.. With a growing number of people recreating in the mountains of Utah, and their steep snowy slopes, backcountry avalanche accidents are happening more frequently.. A person s best chance of surviving being buried by an avalanche is a speedy rescue from within the victim s group.. Hopefully, each member of the party is wearing an avalanche transceiver, has rescue equipment, and the knowledge to act quickly.. Unfortunately, and quite often, this is not the case.. When someone is caught in an avalanche or disappears in avalanche terrain, professional rescuers from many ski resorts in the Wasatch must step up to rescue them.. Wasatch Backcountry Rescue (WBR) is a non-profit Utah corporation, incorporated in 1977 to provide life-saving rescue and recovery services to the general public.. Members of WBR include teams from Professional ski patrols along the Wasatch front.. Volunteers from Snowbird, Alta, Solitude, Brighton, Snowbasin, Park City Mountain Resort, The Canyons, Deer Valley, the Olympic Sports Park, Utah Department of Transportation, Park City Powder Cats, and the Wasatch Powderbird guides all train, test and respond to accidents  ...   trained rescue dogs.. The men, women and dogs who make up these rescue teams volunteer, day and night, devote countless hours, testing and training, all in the hopes of being part of a successful rescue.. The goal of each rescue team- to make a live recovery- is very difficult.. It takes precious time to mobilize once the call comes in.. Few recoveries have a totally positive outcome.. As rescuers, we try to look at the bright side of each situation and are proud of the job we do, every time.. If our team worked hard and responded quickly, we are doing our job.. WBR then looks toward educating backcountry users on making wise decisions when traveling in the mountains.. We have taught many courses on safe winter travel, snow pack evaluation, and self rescue, in hopes of being pro-active in saving lives.. WBR also spends a lot of time training and testing dog teams, to uphold a high standard of professionalism in every situation.. We have hosted numerous rescue dog training schools and have had the opportunity to train dog teams from all over the western states, Canada, and Europe.. WBR will continue to provide this service to the general public in hopes of making a difference, and maybe even save a life while doing it.. It s hard to describe the feeling you get when working with this group.. It s a great sense of pride, in the dogs and the people that make up the Wasatch Backcountry Rescue..

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  • Title: Donations | Wasatch Backcountry Rescue
    Descriptive info: Wasatch Backcountry Rescue is a federal 501c3 non profit organization, funded by private donations and fundraisers.. WBR uses money raised for training and education, for our members as well as the general public.. Our members have had the opportunity to attend many domestic and international dog training schools, snow science workshops, and avalanche training.. These schools help members gain experience needed for rescue as well as bring new ideas into the organization.. In order to stay on the cutting edge of professional backcountry rescue, research, and training, it is imperative we continue to send our members to the top  ...   couldn t maintain the level of expertise in the backcountry that we do.. For the general public WBR helps host numerous avalanche awareness programs, slide shows and field clinics, to be proactive in our approach to mountain safety.. WBR has also funded and built several Transceiver Rescue Training Parks, where both professionals and the general public can improve their transceiver skills.. TO MAKE A DONATION TO WBR:.. Please contact Dean Cardinale.. dcardinale@snowbird.. com.. 801-933-2156.. Please make checks payable to Wasatch Backcountry Rescue or WBR and send to:.. P.. O.. box 920133, Snowbird, Utah 84092.. All donations are tax deductible..

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  • Title: Blogs | Wasatch Backcountry Rescue
    Descriptive info: Blogs.. The Intern @ the WBR Dog School in January with Jett Kevin Huggett from Alpental BARK.. Wed, 5/1/2013 - 10:47am | Posted by.. WBR Intern.. Avalanche Safety.. News.. Public education.. Resorts.. Volunteers.. WBR.. WBR Intern s blog.. Add new comment.. Read more.. WBR teamed up with Wasatch Adaptive Sports and The Cottonwood Canyons Foundation to combine efforts in Little Cottonwood Canyon.. Thu, 3/28/2013 - 10:12am | Posted by.. ALTA, UT Non-profits serving Alta and the greater Little Cottonwood Canyon are combining efforts for Love Give Utah, a statewide day of charitable giving organized by the Community Foundation of Utah (.. www.. loveutgiveut.. ).. The community is supporting two projects, each with matching grants up to $1,000 for donations made on March 22, 2013 during Love Give Utah.. Wed, 3/20/2013 - 9:09am | Posted by.. Joint training day at Snowbasin and Powder Mountain.. On Thursday March 14th.. and Powder Mountain put on a joint avalanche scenario with the assistance of Life Flight.. Four members of the Powder Mountain patrol along with one of their dogs Gunny (a.. Tri.. State canine.. SAR.. dog) were flown by Life Flight to a scenario in the Porky Cirque area of.. Sun, 3/17/2013 - 1:20pm | Posted by.. Snowbasin Ski Patrol.. Snowbasin Ski Patrol s blog.. Dog Drills at Park City Mountain Resort.. This past Thursday I had the opportunity to visit Park City Mountain Resort and observe some of their dog teams run through drills in preparation for the teams upcoming A and B tests.. For Bert and his dog Stella, it would be the last chance to practice before their A test the very next morning at Deer Valley, and for Hutch and his Golden Retriever, Calamity, it would be their first ever double blind burial.. Thu, 3/14/2013 - 8:55am | Posted by.. The Intern Spends a Sunny Day at Sundance.. On a sunny Friday in mid- February I had the chance to visit Sundance Resort and spend the day with John Woody Woodruff and his dog, Angus, who had just returned from the Swiss Dog school in January.. Mon, 3/4/2013 - 3:22pm | Posted by.. Manuel Genswein Teaches Professional Rescue Class for WBR Member Resorts.. On Tuesday Wasatch Backcountry Rescue hosted Swiss Avalanche Guru, Manuel Genswein at Snowbird Resort.. Manuel came to teach a class for professional rescuers from WBR member resorts on how to best train their peers in professional rescue, as well as the general public in partner rescue.. I had the opportunity to sit in on his Train the Trainer session, and cannot speak highly enough of Genswein.. His teaching methods and techniques were both thought provoking and engaging.. Sat, 2/16/2013 - 11:00am | Posted by.. WBR Teams Attend CARDA Dog School: Lauren Edwards Blog Entry.. Ever wonder what it s like for the WBR teams selected to travel abroad and attend a Dog School? Here s Ski Patroller Lauren  ...   Photos courtesy of Paul Clark,.. Black Red Photography.. Mon, 1/14/2013 - 9:52pm | Posted by.. WBR Callout Millcreek canyon.. WBR responded to a callout for injured avalanche victims in Millcreek Canyon Saturday night 1/12/2013.. 2 victims were caught and carried by a large avalanche in the West Porter Fork Drainage of Millcreek Canyon.. One victim was fully buried and recovered by her partner via beacon search.. She sustained injuries and lost equipment including one ski.. and boot.. -10 degree temps, darkness and loss of equipment left victims in serious need of rescue.. Salt lake County SAR team responded on the ground, while WBR rescuers were flown to the scene by a Dept of Public Safety helicopter.. Victims were located, assessed, and flown out of the back country to awaiting EMS units.. This is a great example of the inter-agency co-operation in play in the Wasatch Mountains.. Great job team.. Sun, 1/13/2013 - 12:44am | Posted by.. Brighton Ski Patrol.. Brighton Ski Patrol s blog.. Upcoming International Dog School at Alta Snowbird.. Dog and handler teams begin to arrive tomorrow for Wasatch Backcountry s 2013 International Dog School.. The Dog school begins Sunday, January 13, and will host teams from accross the United States including Alaska, with some puppies attending as young as 5 months.. The school will be held over the course of four days, with stations at both.. and.. , where the dogs and handlers will be put through a wide range of drills and scenarios.. These stations are designed specifically by the professionals at WBR to focus and enhance the dogs skills in an emergency rescue scenario.. Thu, 1/10/2013 - 11:15am | Posted by.. Under Advisement: Avalanche Presumptions and Unnecessary Risk.. When we travel into the backcountry we acknowledge that we are taking a risk.. Understandably, this is a risk that we must mitigate, or limit, to the best of our abilities.. This includes taking measures on the day of our tour, in addition to the seasonal, and ultimately life long acquisition of knowledge with regards to the snow, snowpack, and terrain across which we intend to travel.. We must strive to know not only the snow and the mountains, but ourselves.. Wed, 1/2/2013 - 3:29pm | Posted by.. The Facets of Avalanche Awareness.. Over the course of the past weekend I took my Avalanche 1 course through the.. American Avalanche Institute.. My course was held in.. Alta, Utah.. , and run by Sarah Carpenter, one of AAI s co-owners, with the help of Pete Earl, a Professional Ski Patroller at.. Canyons.. resort in Park City, Utah.. Fri, 12/21/2012 - 1:07pm | Posted by.. 1.. 2.. 3.. 4.. 5.. 6.. 7.. next ›.. last ».. Click a term to initiate a search.. Categories.. (32).. (31).. (28).. (27).. (24).. (22).. (21).. (17).. (8).. (6).. (4).. Date authored.. 2010.. (36).. 2012.. (19).. 2011.. (16).. 2013.. (14).. 2009.. Keyword search.. More options..

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