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  • Title: Blogs: WBR, 2012 | Wasatch Backcountry Rescue
    Descriptive info: Blogs: WBR, 2012.. 11 results.. Results.. 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.. WBR Intern.. Avalanche Safety.. News.. Public education.. WBR.. WBR Intern s blog.. Add new comment.. Read more.. Secondary Handler Steps Up To The Plate at Solitude: Rio Jeremy Brodney.. Last Friday I had the opportunity to visit Solitude resort and spend the day with their professional Ski Patrol.. The director of Solitude s dog program, Keith Sternfels made me feel right at home, and sent me up to the Powderhorn shack to meet with Jeremy Brodney and Rio.. Rio is Solitude s only C-level, or Candidate dog, and in fact belongs to the patrol director, Marvin Sumner.. Even though he is technically Rio s B, or secondary handler, the 22 month yellow lab spends a great deal of her on mountain time with Jeremy.. It s clear that the two share a close bond.. Wed, 12/12/2012 - 3:07pm | Posted by.. Resorts.. 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.. th.. 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.. Seminars.. 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  ...   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.. 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, 10/16/2012 - 8:54pm | Posted by.. Ari Theodore.. Ari Theodore s blog.. WBR Dog School 2012.. It was another great year for participants at the Wastatch Backcountry Rescue In-House Dog School.. A wide range of dogs, handlers, educators, and volunteers gathered at Brighton Ski Resort in Big Cottonwood Canyon for the four-day training.. Thu, 2/9/2012 - 12:32pm | Posted by.. Volunteers.. Free Avalanche Clinic.. Atomic Backcountry Skis.. , Wasatch Backcountry Rescue, and.. Level Nine Sports.. are hosting a free avalanche awareness clinic Friday February 24th.. The free clinic will include a multi-media presentation by Wasatch avalanche professionals and guest Snowbird ski patrollers.. They will speak on safety in the backcountry and sidecountry for your travel and recreation.. Mon, 2/13/2012 - 11:07am | Posted by.. Wasatch Backcountry Rescue Announces Winter Intern.. Mon, 1/16/2012 - 10:56am | Posted by.. 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 obedience, and the Swiss four phase method.. Next week the crew hits Brighton Ski Resort to build on their skills.. Check in next week to see how the pups and handlers measure up to these rigorous standards.. Mon, 1/16/2012 - 10:45am | Posted by.. Click a term to refine your current search.. Categories.. :.. all.. Date authored.. 2012.. 11/2012.. (4).. 01/2012.. (2).. 02/2012.. 12/2012.. 10/2012.. (1).. Keyword search.. Search within results.. More options.. Return to Blog index..

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  • Title: Blogs: WBR, 2013 | Wasatch Backcountry Rescue
    Descriptive info: Blogs: WBR, 2013.. The Intern @ the WBR Dog School in January with Jett Kevin Huggett from Alpental BARK.. Wed, 5/1/2013 - 10:47am | Posted by.. 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.. org.. ).. 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.. 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  ...   despite well below freezing temperatures.. Teams searched for articles, trained on obediance, and even found live burials.. Photos courtesy of Paul Clark,.. Black Red Photography.. Mon, 1/14/2013 - 9:52pm | Posted by.. 2013 WBR International Dog School.. Nason and Ryan Audett, Stevens Pass, Washington.. On Sunday January 13, 2013, twenty eight dogs and their handlers checked into Alta s Peruvian Lodge.. Ski patrollers had travelled from resorts across the continental US and as far away as Alaska.. They were full of expectations, and were now buzzing with excitement in Little Cottonwood Canyon, ready and waiting in anticipation for Wasatch Backcountry Rescue s biannual International Dog School.. Leif and Shannon, Sundance Resort, Utah.. Thu, 1/31/2013 - 10:26pm | Posted by.. 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.. Alta.. and.. Snowbird.. , 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.. 2013.. 01/2013.. 03/2013.. 02/2013.. 05/2013..

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  • Title: Blogs: WBR, 2010 | Wasatch Backcountry Rescue
    Descriptive info: Blogs: WBR, 2010.. 6 results.. 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 - 3:21pm | Posted by.. Snowbird Ski Patrol.. Snowbird Ski Patrol s blog.. WBR Snowbird Participates in High Angle Rescue Training on Twin Peaks.. Sat, 4/3/2010 - 10:58am | Posted by.. Hey Buddy, What’s in That Pack?.. The mountains of Utah are filled with countless opportunities to explore new areas and experience the epic terrain up close.. However, as more and more people push farther into the back country, the importance of the professional rescuer being prepared for a back country call out increases dramatically.. The evolution and proliferation of touring equipment has made it easier for the average  ...   Wed, 2/3/2010 - 5:27pm | Posted by.. The Canyons Ski.. The Canyons Ski Patrol s blog.. 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 Fundraiser!!.. On February 4th, the last day of our dog school, we will be doing a fundraiser at Harry O's in Park City.. The doors will open at 7pm.. There will be lots of prizes, raffles, silent auction, live music and fun!!! The cost is $10 to get in.. Come support your local avalanche dog!!!.. Mon, 1/11/2010 - 8:27pm | Posted by.. Deer Valley Ski.. Deer Valley Ski Patrol s blog.. 2010.. 01/2010.. 02/2010.. 03/2010.. 04/2010.. 12/2010..

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  • Title: Blogs: WBR, 2011 | Wasatch Backcountry Rescue
    Descriptive info: Blogs: WBR, 2011.. 3 results.. 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,  ...   Tue, 12/20/2011 - 12:23pm | Posted by.. WBR, Salt Lake County Sheriff, Airmed Dispatch and deployment excersize.. Wed, 3/23/2011 - 8:04am | Posted by.. Brighton Ski Patrol.. Brighton Ski Patrol s blog.. WBR Fundraiser Feb.. 25th Peruvian Bar - Alta, UT.. Mon, 2/21/2011 - 11:42am | Posted by.. 2011.. 02/2011.. 03/2011.. 12/2011..

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  • Title: Blogs: WBR | Wasatch Backcountry Rescue
    Descriptive info: Blogs: WBR.. With all of the words.. With the exact phrase.. With at least one of the words.. Without the words.. Back to results.. Guided search.. (11).. (6).. (3)..

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  • Title: Blogs: Public education | Wasatch Backcountry Rescue
    Descriptive info: Blogs: Public education.. Results 16 - 28 of 28.. 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.. Snowbasin Avalanche Dogs go to Roy Elementary.. On November 10th Hans Hjelde and Pivot the dog along with Kory Davis and Nika attended a school event at Roy elementary.. They spoke to 3rd and 4th grade students about Wasatch Backcountry Rescue and the Avalanche Dog Program at Snowbasin.. The students had a great time and were more intrigued by the dogs than by what we had to say.. The visit was sponsored by the United Way of Utah as a reward for a reading program that Roy Elementary had participated in.. Snowbasin s Dog Teams joined with the U.. S.. Air Force, Roy Fire Department, and Roy Police Department for a fun day of learning and reading.. The dogs had a great time and the students learned a little about what it is like to be a Ski Patroller and an Avalanche Dog.. Wed, 12/7/2011 - 10:43pm | Posted by.. Snowbasin Ski Patrol.. Snowbasin Ski Patrol s blog.. 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.. Backcountry Skills Seminar, Snowbird,  ...   March.. Next course Feb 11th-12th, 2011.. For more info contact.. dodge@brightonresort.. Mon, 2/7/2011 - 7:06am | Posted by.. Brighton KBYG Avy Awareness clinic.. On Monday Dec 13th WBR Brighton, The Utah Avalanche Center, and Brighton Education Program (BEEP) hosted our annual Know Before You Go Avalanche Awareness Clinic.. This FREE clinic is geared toward Brighton employees, and open to the public.. Presentations by the Brighton Patrol and UAC educate users about avalanche awareness, side-country use, and Brighton policies.. With over 180 employees and guests in attendance it was a fun and educational evening.. Thanks to The Utah Avalanche Center and Brighton Resort for thier support.. Fri, 12/17/2010 - 7:19am | Posted by.. WBR Training Seminar with Swiss Avalanche Specialist Manuel Genswein.. Thu, 3/18/2010 - 11:34am | Posted by.. Scene Safety and the Human Factor.. Sat, 2/27/2010 - 11:36am | Posted by.. NSAA Safety Week.. As part of NSAA safety week, The Canyons Ski Patrol did a public dog demo and meet the avalanche dogs at Red Pine Lodge yesterday.. We had about 50 kids participate, including putting a few of them in dog holes with patrollers.. The event was a great success for both avalanche awareness and WBR visibility - a great educational tool for the general public.. The dogs had a great time showing off their stuff as well.. Mon, 1/18/2010 - 11:35am | Posted by.. WBR Snowbird teaches kindergarteners about avalanche safety, kids raise money for avy dogs!.. On December 15, 2009 WBR Snowbird traveled to the Jewish Community Center kindergarten class for a educational talk on avalanche safety, avalanche dogs, and the mission of Wasatch Backcountry Rescue.. The class was very enthusiastic about the avy dogs and were very excited to see WBR President Dean Cardinale and avy rescue dog Akela visit their class.. Tue, 12/29/2009 - 6:00pm | Posted by.. Backcountry Skills Seminar: WBR Snowbird.. Saturday, December 19.. WBR Snowbird in conjunction with the Snowbird Ski Patrol and the Snowbird activities center, taught a six hour backcountry skills seminar at Snowbird Utah.. The weather was perfect and the participants were able to receive both classroom as well as field instruction on many important winter backcountry skills.. The participants were instructed on such topics as: safe winter travel, snow evaluation, snow science, avalanche transceiver use and mountain rescue techniques.. Sun, 12/20/2009 - 6:15pm | Posted by.. « first.. ‹ previous.. 1.. 2.. (10).. (5).. 2009..

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  • Title: Blogs: Public education, 2012 | Wasatch Backcountry Rescue
    Descriptive info: Blogs: Public education, 2012.. 10 results.. 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?.. Sat, 12/1/2012 - 10:27pm | Posted by.. Free Beacon Clinics and Avalanche Seminars @ Snowbird.. Free 1 Hour Beacon Clinics.. If  ...   thier skills this week and the.. 20.. Annual Worldwide Winter Wilderness Medicine Conference.. this week in Park City.. WBR teaching skills are ever ready and extra fresh after the WBR In-House Dog School two weeks ago, and great weather made for fun in the snow.. Fri, 2/10/2012 - 12:51am | Posted by.. The Human Factor: Making Decisions in Avalanche Terrain.. Provided by:.. David Budge.. , Mountain Guide,.. Utah Mountain Adventures.. Tue, 3/6/2012 - 3:57pm | Posted by.. Know Before You Go at the Utah Olympic Park.. On Wednesday, February 29th the Utah Avalanche Center will be giving a Know Before You Go presentation at the Utah Olympic Park.. This is an introduction level presentation for backcountry users in Utah.. Sean Hopewell and Parley will also be on hand to discuss Wasatch Backcountry Rescue s role in the avalanche community.. It s free to attend-come join us!.. Where: Utah Olympic Park Museum.. When: Friday, February 29th at 7:00PM.. Wed, 2/22/2012 - 2:10pm | Posted by.. 03/2012..

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  • Title: Blogs: Public education, 2013 | Wasatch Backcountry Rescue
    Descriptive info: Blogs: Public education, 2013.. Athletes Gather at Snowbird for 2013 Freeride Avalanche Summit.. Athletes listen to a presentation given by LifeFlight, January 7, 2013.. Wed, 1/30/2013 - 10:20am | Posted by..

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