NOLS WOE Tetons Ski Mountaineering Expedition: Day 4 – Avalanche Rescue Training

Today was our first day testing field equipment, and going through avalanche rescue training. It’s been a long day, it’s late, and we’re getting up early tomorrow morning – so a few quick notes:

  • For the first time this trip, put climbing skins on my telemark skis. Also switched the bindings to climbing mode.
  • Tested functioning of our avalanche trancievers, and went over tranciever search theory in parking lot.
  • Did some quick skiing into the backcountry to find a good slope to look at snow and practice on.
  • Practiced finding buried “victims” with our avalanche trancievers, probes and shovels.
  • Practiced shoveling technique.
  • Spent a few hours in town this evening purchasing last minute gear and supplies.
  • Kate made indian food tonight. After dinner we relaxed as a group watching snow film “The Fine Line“.

The Fine Line trailer