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  • Title: WBR Attends the ARS Avalanche Dog Handler Training Course in Andermatt, Switzerland | Wasatch Backcountry Rescue
    Descriptive info: WBR Attends the ARS Avalanche Dog Handler Training Course in Andermatt, Switzerland.. Blog Home.. Every year the WBR selects one avalanche dog team and one handler to attend the ARS Avalanche Dog Handler Training Course in Andermatt, Switzerland.. This year, Sean Hopewell and Parley from the Utah Olympic Park along with Dan Costaschuk from Canyons were selected to attend.. This agreement between the WBR and Alpinerettungshweiz is essentially an exchange program where WBR handlers can learn training techniques from one of the oldest dog programs in the world.. The course was from January 13th through the 20th and incorporated all the skills necessary for avalanche rescue including transceiver searching, mountain travel skills, and of course searching with a K-9 team.. Throughout the week, all teams were tested on each of these disciplines.. The WBR team was paired off with the Swiss Level 3 (the highest level the Swiss can achieve) group the entire week.. Over the course of each day, all the teams in the group ran search exercises with their K-9, set up exercises for the other K-9 teams, and assisted in evaluating their performance after the exercise  ...   Swiss are famous for using a specific type of sausage to reward their dogs for a proper alert.. What K-9 doesn t love sausage!.. Some highlights of the week included a flight on the Swiss Medical Service Augusta over Gemstock-the main peak looming over Andermatt, a night mock avalanche search, and of course the hospitality of Marcel Meier and the Swiss dog teams.. Parley, Sean, and Dan would like send a heartfelt thank you out to Marcel and the rest of the Alpinerettungschweiz crew!.. Thu, 1/26/2012 - 4:34pm | Posted by.. Utah Olympic Pa.. Utah Olympic Park Patrol s blog.. Comments.. Post new comment.. Your name:.. *.. E-mail:.. The content of this field is kept private and will not be shown publicly.. Homepage:.. Comment:.. CAPTCHA.. This question is for testing whether you are a human visitor and to prevent automated spam submissions.. Click a term to initiate a search.. Categories.. Avalanche Safety.. (32).. WBR.. (31).. Public education.. (28).. News.. (27).. (24).. (22).. Resorts.. (21).. Seminars.. (17).. Volunteers.. (8).. (6).. (4).. Date authored.. 2010.. (36).. 2012.. (19).. 2011.. (16).. 2013.. (14).. 2009.. Keyword search.. More options.. Related categories.. 01/2012.. 01/26/2012..

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  • Title: Wasatch Backcountry Rescue In-House Dog School Training January 2012 | Wasatch Backcountry Rescue
    Descriptive info: Wasatch Backcountry Rescue In-House Dog School Training January 2012.. It is an even numbered year, which means the WBR Dog School is ramping up and getting ready to train in-house WBR member teams.. Next season (2013), an odd numbered year is available for enrollment for public and International teams by application.. Local WBR dog handlers train on basic and advanced field work, dog socialization, puppy instruction, ranging, beacon search, probing techniques, modern shoveling techniques, dog agility, dog  ...   build on their skills.. Check in next week to see how the pups and handlers measure up to these rigorous standards.. Who:.. WBR avalanche dogs handlers, media welcome*.. What:.. Training in mock avalanches and helicopter safety.. Where:.. Brighton Ski Resort, Big Cottonwood Canyon.. When:.. January 23-26.. Questions? Contact Dean Cardinale.. dcardinale@snowbird.. com.. *Media invite for 10am Wednesday January 25.. th.. Please RSVP to Dean.. Mon, 1/16/2012 - 10:45am | Posted by.. WBR Intern.. WBR Intern s blog.. 01/16/2012..

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  • Title: CARDA Avalanche Rescue Dog School | Wasatch Backcountry Rescue
    Descriptive info: CARDA Avalanche Rescue Dog School.. Max McNeal is a Ski Patroller, emergency medical provider, and avalanche rescue dog handler for Brighton Resort and WBR.. Zak and I were given an opportunity to spend a week up at Fernie, BC attending the 2011 Canadian avalanche rescue dog school.. Being my first avalanche dog that I have handled, this.. course.. benefited both.. Zak and I immensely.. The school primarily consisted of on the snow training with mostly human scented article searches.. , with class time and meetings in the afternoons and evenings.. There were about 35 dog teams in the school (4 US teams including myself).. ranging in experience levels from puppy to advanced teams.. More than half of the teams there were validating (testing) or re validating.. Zak and I were in the intermediate group.. The weather played a big role in our searches throughout the.. It.. was clear and cold.. with little wind.. keeping the scent down.. the first two days.. , making searching less than ideal for the dogs.. As the week progressed, the temperatures and precipitation increased, making the searching  ...   them, not only helping us in searching but also obedience.. The host resort, Fernie and the Fernie Ski Patrol made sure we were well taken care of.. with ski in ski out accommodations.. ,.. good.. food and putting up with all the dogs.. A special.. thanks goes.. to Steve Morrison of Fernie Ski Patrol for putting this school together and being such a great host, it seemed to go off without a hitch.. One of the more entertaining highlights of the school was a video Fernie Patrol had made called CARCA (Canadian Avalanche Rescue Cat Association), I tried to get a copy but am unable to until it airs in a local film festival.. I would like to thank WBR.. , Brighton Resort, and BARK (Brighton Avalanche Rescue K-9),.. for giving me this opportunity.. and the funds.. to.. go to.. this.. school, as well as the Brighton Ski Patrol for their support.. Thanks again to everyone who helped make this happen.. Max McNeal and Zak.. Brighton Ski Patrol.. Mon, 2/7/2011 - 7:22am | Posted by.. Brighton Ski Patrol s blog.. 02/2011.. 02/07/2011..

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  • Title: Snowbird Ski Patrol's blog | Wasatch Backcountry Rescue
    Descriptive info: Snowbird Ski Patrol's blog.. Intern search for Wasatch Backcountry Rescue – Snowbird 2011/2012.. Wasatch Backcountry Rescue Snowbird (WBR) is looking for one to two interns for the 2011/2012 winter season.. Interns will assist with the formulation of website content, blog content, accident reports, snow safety data, editing of rescue manuals, and a variety of other projects throughout the winter season.. In addition to assisting WBR with administrative functions, interns will have the opportunity to observe and train with professional ski patrolmen and backcountry rescuers in the Wasatch Mountains of Utah.. Requirements:.. Tue, 12/20/2011 - 12:23pm | Posted by.. Snowbird Ski Patrol.. Add new comment.. Read more.. Snowbird Activities Center Hosts Basic Avalanche Transceiver Clinics and Backcountry Skills Seminars for the 2011/12 Season.. Basic Avalanche Transceiver Skills Clinics.. Learn how to navigate the Uinta-Wasatch-Cache Backcountry safely with Snowbird s expert guides.. In this seminar you will learn how to use transceivers as well as mountain rescue techniques.. There is no need to sign-up.. Just show up in the rooms below! If you have a transceiver, bring it.. - Saturday, January 7, 2012 Alpine B 5 6 p.. m.. FREE clinic.. - Friday, February 3, 2012 Alpine C 5 6 p.. - Friday, March 2, 2012 Alpine B 5 6 p.. Mon, 12/12/2011 - 12:50am | Posted by.. Outdoor Emergency Care Course March 28th - April 27th.. Snowbird Ski Patrol is sponsoring a Outdoor Emergency Care course March 28th through April 27th; Mondays and Wednesdays 5:00 - 9:00 p.. and Saturdays 8:00 a.. to 12:00 p.. For more information contact Dennis:.. deedurrant@hotmail.. Sun, 2/13/2011 - 10:52pm | Posted by.. 2011 WBR International Dog School Recap.. The WBR International Dog School was founded in 1981 in Little Cottonwood Canyon Utah.. The Dog School is held biannually.. On even numbered years the school is held in house for WBR member teams.. On odd numbered years it is open to International dog rescue teams.. This year the 2011 WBR International Dog School was held January 10-14.. Fri, 1/21/2011 - 12:57pm | Posted by.. WBR Little Cottonwood Canyon Interagency Training.. Slick.. that is the general consensus of the WBR Interagency training in Little Cottonwood Canyon on Friday, December 17, 2010.. The Interagency training was designed to facilitate the seamless interface of the several WBR affiliated agencies that operate as an cohesive team in the Wasatch Mountains of northern Utah.. Sat, 12/18/2010 -  ...   dog testing.. Currently, in all avalanche dog tests, WBR adheres to the current WBR validation rules, levels of verification, and uses a standardized test evaluation form.. VALIDATION RULES.. Tue, 3/2/2010 - 5:16pm | Posted by.. Scene Safety and the Human Factor.. Sat, 2/27/2010 - 11:36am | Posted by.. WBR Snowbird Beta Tests the New BCA Avalanche Airbag.. WBR Snowbird and the Snowbird Ski Patrol in conjunction with Backcountry Access is testing the new BCA Avalanche Airbag System.. The backpack, the Float 30 Avalanche Airbag, was created with concept of keeping a skier caught in an avalanche on top of the slide in addition to protecting vital organs and preventing injury.. From BCA s Website.. Wed, 2/3/2010 - 4:33pm | Posted by.. WBR Fundraiser Feb.. 4, 2010.. Come out have a load of fun and support the WBR in-house avalanche rescue dog school!.. Sat, 1/30/2010 - 11:17am | Posted by.. WBR Callout 1.. 21.. 2010.. On 1.. 2010 Wasatch Backcountry Rescue was activated by the Salt Lake County Sherriff’s office to rescue a skier who was caught in a slide and subsequently injured off Cardiff Peak in Little Cottonwood Canyon.. The first report occurred at 1313 and the rescue was concluded with the rescue team back at Alta at 1610.. Tue, 1/26/2010 - 5:30pm | Posted by.. WBR 4-Phase Training at Alta.. On Friday, January 8th, Alta Ski Area hosted a training session for twelve WBR avalanche rescue dogs and their handlers.. The training was based on the Swiss four phase progression method.. The teams participated in a brief socialization and classroom session followed by four hours of field work.. Each participant had the opportunity to play each role in the progression - instructor, shoveler, and victim.. Sun, 1/17/2010 - 4:53am | Posted by.. WBR Snowbird holds inter-agency training session.. January 7th 8th, 2010 WBR Snowbird sponsored a training session with the long range receiver in a mock backcountry avalanche rescue scenario.. Snowbird Ski Patrol, AirMed, and the Salt Lake County Sheriffs' Search and Rescue participated in the event.. The training was very beneficial to all parties involved and fostered the type of inter-agency cooperation that will lead to positive and effective working relationship in the future.. Here are the write ups courtesy of the Salt Lake Tribune, KSL, Fox 13, and ABC 4.. Tue, 1/12/2010 - 5:49pm | Posted by.. 1.. 2.. next ›.. last »..

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  • Title: 2011 WBR International Dog School Recap | Wasatch Backcountry Rescue
    Descriptive info: The purpose of the school is to educate handlers and their dogs on basic and advanced rescue dog avalanche search protocols.. WBR sets the rescue dog standards and criteria for certification in the United States.. The benefit of this type of institution is it creates an environment where the dog teams can train and work under the guidance of experienced WBR instructors and can focus solely on hander/dog interaction without the distractions and demands of the day to day responsibilities at their home resorts.. This year all of the 28 spots were filled along with a waiting list.. Local WBR dog handlers instructed the participants on such subjects as basic and advanced field work, dog socialization, puppy instruction, ranging, beacon search, probing techniques, modern shoveling techniques, dog agility, dog obedience, and the Swiss four phase method.. The school featured several expert guest speakers presenting material unique to the rescue dog teams.. Dr.. Dennis Law D.. V.. M.. presented material on rescue dog first aid and was available to consult with the dogs and their handlers on dog health and well being as well as issues specific to each team.. Gordy Burns RCMP ret.. presented a seminar on rescue dog methods in Canada.. Gordy spent his career as an expert  ...   road avalanche scenario.. This year the dog school afforded the participants to train for helicopter air insertion and rescue.. AirMed was on hand to instruct the participants on air transport protocols, heli safety and loading and unloading techniques.. After the presentation each dog team was able to practice loading the airship and was transported to a mock avalanche site where once safely unloaded they then performed a dog and handler rescue drill utilizing the skills they refined over the course of the school.. This type of instruction and training is extremely beneficial to the participants considering the time and money that is involved in air operations of this magnitude.. As always, WBR wants to thank all those that made the 2011 International Dog School a huge success.. This type of training opportunities refines all of our skill sets and allows us to perfect a very important craft that of saving lives.. Here are some more pics from the school:.. Photo s courtesy of Brian Gorsage professional photography.. Brian can be reached at.. fortlife@yahoo.. Here is media coverage of the school:.. KSL-NBC/Channel 5 with video:.. http://www.. ksl.. com/?nid=148 sid=14004569.. Fox 13 with video:.. fox13now.. com/kstu-avalanche-rescue-dogs-training,0,1125906.. story.. ABC-4:.. abc4.. com/news/local/story/Avalanche-dogs-from-across-the-Western-U-S/rKVmlnRkHkmHJ5DRskF4kQ.. cspx.. DeseretNews:.. deseretnews.. com/article/705364521/Avalanche-rescue-teams-train-at-Snowbird-this-week.. html.. Snowbird Ski Patrol s blog.. 01/2011.. 01/21/2011..

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  • Title: Ari Theodore's blog | Wasatch Backcountry Rescue
    Descriptive info: Ari Theodore's blog.. Intern search for Wasatch Backcountry Rescue – Snowbird 2012/2013.. Wasatch Backcountry Rescue Snowbird (WBR) is looking for one intern for the 2012/2013 winter season.. The intern will assist with the formulation of website content, blog content, accident reports, snow safety data, international dog school logistics, and a variety of other projects throughout the winter season.. Tue, 10/16/2012 - 8:54pm | Posted by.. Ari Theodore.. 2011 IKAR Conference, Spring Field Session, Revelstoke BC.. The Canadian Avalanche Association hosted the first North American meeting of the International Commission of Alpine Rescue s Avalanche Committee, held in Revelstoke BC from March 22-24, 2011.. This three day conference brought together mountain and avalanche rescue personnel from around the world to discuss avalanche education, avalanche prevention, and search and rescue procedures.. Wed, 4/6/2011 - 9:14pm | Posted by.. Backcountry Skills Seminar, Snowbird, UT March 20 April 4th, 2011.. Learn how to navigate the Wasatch Backcountry safely with instructors from Wasatch Backcountry Rescue and the Snowbird Ski Patrol.. In this six hour seminar you will learn how to use transceivers as well as mountain rescue techniques in the classroom and out on the mountain..  ...   is open to all professional rescue teams.. Dates: January 10-14, 2011.. Cost:$800-includes lodging and meals from Monday night through Friday lunch.. Limited to 28 teams: first come, first served.. Lodging at the Alta Peruvian-check in Monday the 10th, check out Friday the 14th.. Tue, 11/16/2010 - 7:49pm | Posted by.. Utah Snow and Avalanche Workshop 2010.. If your able to attend, the 2010 Utah Snow and Avalanche Workshop (USAW) will be held in the intermountain s mecca for winter sports, Salt Lake City, Utah on Saturday, November 6th.. USAW is a great opportunity to glean some knowledge from professionals in the snow and avalanche industry.. Mon, 11/1/2010 - 7:44pm | Posted by.. Review of Avalanche Victim Medical Protocols by WBR Medical Advisor Dr.. George Vargyas.. One of the worst scenes a professional rescuer could respond to is a active avalanche burial.. Just finding the victim can be a herculean task.. Once the victim is extricated, the medical treatment of that victim becomes a priority.. WBR Medical Advisor Dr.. George Vargyas has reviewed the current guidelines regarding the medical treatment of the avalanche burial victim.. Thu, 2/11/2010 - 2:11pm | Posted by..

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  • Title: 2010/2011 WBR Dog School Announcement January 10-14, 2011 | Wasatch Backcountry Rescue
    Descriptive info: Application can be downloaded here:.. http://wbrescue.. org/sites/default/files/pdf/WBR-dog-school-application.. pdf.. For more information please contact us here:.. org/node/108.. Ari Theodore s blog.. 11/2010.. 11/16/2010..

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  • Title: Dog School | Wasatch Backcountry Rescue
    Descriptive info: WBR attends Steven s Pass dog school.. Mon, 3/22/2010 - 1:52pm | Posted by.. Sundance Ski Patrol.. Sundance Ski Patrol s blog.. WBR Night School.. Sundance Ski Patrol hosted the monthly WBR training for March, it was a night drill.. The goal was to expose the teams to searching in a low light night time rescue situation.. Every team had the opportunity to search three different sites in a rolling scenario.. Mon, 3/8/2010 - 11:47am | Posted by.. WBR Switzerland Dog Handler Training Course.. Wow, what a great experience! My adventure started out at 4:30am picking up Andy Zeke from Park City Ski Patrol, they were going to be my travel partners.. Our plans were to fly to Zurich and take a train up to the town of Andermatt where the dog school was set for training.. Zeke was great and had no problems traveling by air or ground, we arrived late Friday afternoon with everything set up for us, we were not allowed to go to our room until we had a hot meal prepared for us.. This was just the first of many great meals to come over  ...   having a great experience.. While Zeke was trained in our traditional "tug" reward, it sounds like he's adapting quite well to the sausage program.. No surprise there, I guess.. With 2 dogs starting training at Park City Mountain Resort this winter, we're excited to have Andy there to draw all he can from the Swiss program.. I hope to see some photos soon, and will update as soon as I do.. Update: 1-21-2010.. Sun, 1/17/2010 - 3:03pm | Posted by.. Park City Ski Patrol.. Park City Ski Patrol s blog.. Canadian Avalanche Rescue Dogs Association Dog School December, 2009.. During the week of December 13th through the 19th, Chris Hansen, and his chocolate lab Maizey attended the annual CARDA dog school at Kickinghorse Mountain Resort.. in BC, Canada.. Both Chris, and Maizey had a tremendous learning experience, and enjoyed meeting some of the people from the rescue community in Canada.. There were about 24 teams in attendance, split into groups of 4 spread about the mountain in different training areas.. Thu, 1/14/2010 - 8:18pm | Posted by.. CARDA Report.. Thu, 1/14/2010 - 12:50pm | Posted by.. « first.. ‹ previous..

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  • Title: News | Wasatch Backcountry Rescue
    Descriptive info: TGR Athletes Participate in Safety Seminar at Snowbird.. This week Snowbird hosted professional athletes from.. Teton Gravity Research.. as they participated in a three day safety seminar.. The athletes training included both on and off mountain seminars covering everything from outdoor first aid, to avalanche safety, and beacon search and rescue.. Athletes watched films, attended lectures, and put their skills to the test in real life scenarios.. Sun, 12/9/2012 - 4:08pm | Posted by.. Snowbird s Newest Team: Trailer Seth Roller.. Thu, 11/29/2012 - 5:05pm | Posted by.. Message From WBR President, Dean Cardinale.. As we enter our 37.. year as a professional rescue organization we are excited to continue to work together as professionals serving our community, and educating and training the public.. We have exciting plans to host our International Dog Rescue School in Little Cottonwood Canyon this January, as well as sending our professional rescue teams to train in Switzerland, Canada, and Washington State.. WBR is proud to host numerous avalanche clinics around the Wasatch Range that will be open to the public.. We hope these clinics will better educate and train backcountry users, resulting in a safer back country season for everyone.. Sat, 11/24/2012 - 2:39pm | Posted by.. Free Beacon Clinics and Avalanche Seminars @ Snowbird.. Free 1 Hour Beacon Clinics.. If you have a transceiver, bring it.. - Friday, December 28, 2012 5 6 p.. - Friday, January 25, 2013 5 6 p.. - Friday, February 15, 2013 5 6 p.. - Friday, March 8, 2013 5 6 p.. Tue, 11/20/2012 - 8:52pm | Posted by.. WBR Welcomes 2012/13 Winter Intern.. Wasatch Backcountry Rescue is proud to announce Whitney VerSteeg as Intern for the 2012/2013 Winter Season.. As a New England native, Whitney grew up skiing ice, fast, mostly at night.. However, after moving to Utah in 2010, it took very little convincing for Whitney to trade in her carving skis for powder skis.. After spending two seasons cutting her teeth within the resorts in the Wasatch Range, Whitney is excited to expand on her snow science knowledge and delve into Utah s famous backcountry.. We invite you to take the journey with Whitney,  ...   for life through the couloir and over a cliff at the base.. WBR teams responded on the ground and in the air with help from a Life Flight helicopter crew.. The two patients were packaged, transported to a landing zone and flown from the backcountry.. Wed, 5/11/2011 - 10:12pm | Posted by.. WBR Fundraiser!!.. THANK YOU! THANK YOU! THANK YOU!.. We would like to thank everybody for the donations they gave to helps us make our fundraiser a success!.. Nick Vigos- Under Armour.. Garret Rose- Smith/Skullcandy.. The Lift House.. Stoneground Pizza.. Kimi s Mountainside Bistro.. Silver Fork Lodge.. Pete and Lara Rude.. Cole Sport Deer Valley.. Park City Fire Department.. Jamey Liddell.. Wanderlust Photography.. Black Diamond.. Brother s Bikes.. Pawhill Pet Spaw.. Rossignol.. White Pine Touring.. Pieps/ Liberty Mountain.. Knead a massage.. 19 Sports.. Backcountry.. Thu, 2/11/2010 - 9:57pm | Posted by.. Deer Valley Ski.. Deer Valley Ski Patrol s blog.. Jackson Hole Ski Patroller Buried in Avalanche.. Tuesday at approximately 8:26 am one of our Brothers, longtime Jackson Hole Ski Patroller, Mark “Big Wally” Wolling, was buried in an avalanche.. Mark was performing avalanche mitigation work inside the resort when he was apparently caught and swept over a cliff and subsequently buried under six feet of avalanche debris.. Mark was quickly transported to the base clinic and then transferred to Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center in Idaho Falls, where he is in the Intensive Care Unit.. Thu, 1/7/2010 - 11:42am | Posted by.. The Canyons Rescue Training Center.. The Canyons Rescue Training Center is up and running in it's new home.. It took a little while longer than we hoped, but we finally got enough snow to bury the targets and open it up.. It is currently located at Mid Mountain on the Chicane ski run - about 100 Yards north of it's old location.. It's still a great, convienent place to stop and do a few quick drills to keep your skills sharp on your way to Tombstone and beyond, or use it to learn your beacon and hone your skills.. Stay tuned for beacon seminars later this month.. CSP.. Sun, 1/3/2010 - 5:39pm | Posted by.. 1 comment..

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  • Title: Safety and Decision Making: A Psychological Dilemma | Wasatch Backcountry Rescue
    Descriptive info: Safety and Decision Making: A Psychological Dilemma.. Last week I went on mountain with Snowbird Ski Patroller Ari Theodore to do some basic beacon locator drills and transceiver practice.. I learned a lot and had a great time, but it was a sobering experience.. After locating two buried beacons I began to think about what the drill represented, what those thuds I had felt my probe striking were intended to represent.. Bodies.. As the reality of the drill sunk in I started thinking about all the unnecessary risks we take in our day to day lives, and how taking just one of those risks, making one tiny mistake in the backcountry could put actual human life in danger.. Then it hit me- what about the tiny mistakes we make every day we ski in bounds at the resort? Take into account early season snowpack, poor light conditions, under developed leg muscles, the list goes on.. My Avalanche 1 class with the.. American Avalanche Institute.. is fast approaching, and will be underway exactly two weeks from now.. In as such I ve taken it upon myself to read up on snow science- it s structure, and how snow behaves in different conditions.. This, as I am quickly finding, is not the sort of thing you pick up the spark notes on and skip off to the mountains.. It s a far ranging and extremely complex subject- one of which many books have been written, and one I am certain  ...   backcountry.. Two of the most fundamental tenets of mountain safety are 1.. Know your own limitations and ability level and 2.. Practice within the scope of your ability level.. While we all want to push the limits of our own ability levels, it can at times be difficult to determine just exactly where the fine line between competence and incompetence lies.. This is not limited exclusively to skiing, or to recreating in the backcountry, or even snow sports.. This is a fundamental, psychological dilemma we as humans are faced with on a daily basis.. You can even apply this theory to driving your car.. Unfortunately, when adrenaline, competition, and other factors come in to play, it becomes harder for us to make good judgement calls when it comes to operating within the safe boundaries of our own limitations.. Pride and ego also often play a role in this process.. It s not easy to be the one who makes a judgement call that the snow pack is too sketchy to continue any further.. No one wants to be the guy that didn t send it off the cliff when all his buddies did.. But I ll tell you a secret- I d rather be that guy and ski out the season, then be the one who sends it against their lack of better judgement and suffers a season ending injury or worse as a result.. -Whitney VerSteeg, WBR Intern.. Sat, 12/1/2012 - 10:27pm | Posted by.. 12/2012.. 12/01/2012..

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  • Title: Free Beacon Clinics and Avalanche Seminars @ Snowbird | Wasatch Backcountry Rescue
    Descriptive info: One Day Avalanche Seminars.. Learn the backcountry safety skills you need with Snowbird s expert guides.. This is an extensive course with training inside and out.. Please be prepared to be outside in the snow.. Sign-up in advance in the Snowbird Activity Center or by calling extension 4147.. - Saturday, December 29, 2012 $50.. - Saturday, January 26, 2013 $50.. - Monday February 4, 2013 $50.. - Saturday February 16,2013 $50.. -Saturday March 9, 2013 $50.. Please call (801) 933-2147 for more information and to register or go to the Activity Center, Level 3, Plaza Deck, Snowbird Center.. 11/2012.. 11/20/2012..

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