Winter Travel & Safety – December 18th
December 18 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pmFree
Winter is our favourite time to adventure, however with the snow & change in seasons, comes more risk. Most of the hikes/snowshoes around our area our within avalanche terrain, are you properly prepared to asses the risk, use the right gear and dress for the elements? Join us for this FREE intro session as we cover some basics to Winter Safety. This will be lead by an AHG ACMG Hiking guide with Winter Accreditation.
- Avalanche gear, training, where to find courses
- Where to find the avalanche ratings and how to read them, plan your route & leave a trip plan
- Whats in our winter hiking packs (taking out all of our gear and giving you a list to take home)
- Proper snowshoe & micro spikes use
This will be put on at Shane Lake, we will start with a presentation under the shelter and then head out to try out the gear and give some demonstrations. We ask that you bring any gear you have, snowshoes, ice cleats, avalanche gear (beacon, probe, shovel) We will discuss different types of gear and the the benefits and drawbacks of the equipment.
Please note space is limited so if you cannot attend we ask you give us as much time as possible to fill the spot.
Meghan & James