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Trip Summary – NOLS WOE Tetons Ski Mountaineering Expedition, January 2012

I’ve returned safely from the backountry after completing the National Outdoor Leadership Schools Winter Outdoor Educator course. Overall it was a great trip, filled with adventure. Here’s course leader Roger Yim’s summary, links to my photos and videos from the course, and my daily summaries. Course Summary, by Course Leader Roger Yim: Instructors: Roger Yim, …

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NOLS WOE Tetons Ski Mountaineering Expedition: Day 16 – Avalanche Rescue Training in a Blizzard

We’ve now moved on from snow science and recovery tool usage, and are going directly into full on avalanche rescue scenarios. Notes: Originally planned as a rest day, turned into avalanche rescue training day on account of extreme cold and blizzard conditions. Practiced multiple victim avalanche burial recovery scenarios with shovels/beacons/probes. In addition to using …

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