Posts Tagged: avalanche safety

SheJumps Women’s Beacon Clinic at Alta with the Utah Avalanche Center and Alta Community Enrichment

Back by popular demand is our women’s only beacon clinic, brought to you by SheJumps, the Utah Avalanche Center and Alta Community Enrichment. This clinic is designed for all ability levels to get out on the snow and gain experience using your beacon, probe and shovel in mini scenarios. Whether you spend every day in… Read more »

SheJumps Women’s Avalanche Know Before You Go with the UAC at REI

On Monday December 7th, is Ladies Night brought to you by REI, SheJumps and the Utah Avalanche Center! Come kick off your winter backcountry adventures with a ladies-only avalanche awareness event. The Utah Avalanche Center’s Evelyn Lees will give a presentation on awareness and staying alive in avalanche terrain, followed by guide Allison Conover reviewing… Read more »

SheJumps NWAC Avalanche Awareness Class at evo

Take a night to enjoy some refreshments with other rad ladies at evo Seattle and kick off the season with an AIARE Avalanche Awareness course from the Northwest Avalanche Center! This event is FREE and no backcountry or avalanche education necessary. **40 ladies maximum – PLEASE REGISTER! Use the EventBrite link above to RSVP** Arrive… Read more »

SheJumps Wilderness First Aid Certification Class at Black Diamond

Come spend a couple days with like-minded, outdoor loving women and learn what you need, to be prepared in the wilderness. This course at Black Diamond teaches the fundamentals of first aid in remote areas, covering topics from patient assessment and documentation to athletic injuries and altitude illness. The curriculum does not stop there! After… Read more »

SheJumps Into Avalanche Awareness Clinic Spokane: Know Before You Go

This introduction to avalanche safety clinic is a great course for beginners looking to become more knowledgeable and safe while touring in the backcountry as well as a great refresher course for the more experienced backcountry enthusiast looking to brush up on their knowledge before hitting the mountains this season. Whether you snow-shoe, cross-country ski,… Read more »

Recap – Avalanche Rescue Clinic

Alaska Avy Rescue Clinic 2015

Written By: Meg Smith Our local avalanche forecaster, Heather Thamm, with Chugach National Forest Avalanche Information Center ( put together a basic avalanche rescue clinic focused on companion rescue. We reviewed efficient search techniques using a beacon, probe and strategic shoveling. This was a great opportunity to get some hands on practice, plus help and… Read more »

Marina McCory + SheJumps + AIARE 1 = Wilderness Love

Over this past M.L.K. weekend, I was able to get Avalanche Certified with the help from a generous AIARE1 scholarship that SheJump’s provided. So why the need to get Avalanche Certified? For me, I really enjoy knowing a lot about the activity before I indulge myself into it. You wouldn’t find me paddling into a… Read more »

Kelly Benson Takes on the Backcounty

As a mid-20 something female, the words ‘empowerment,’ ‘leadership’ and ‘teamwork’ are heard quite often. Whether it’s in our professional lives, within education, or our personal experiences, these words have cemented themselves in the vocabulary of women just like me. But what I have found is that having opportunities to truly experience the meanings of… Read more »

SheJumps AIARE Level One – Recap

Last weekend we had our first AIARE level one avalanche course for eight lucky ladies of the Pacific Northwest! January 28th and 29th the girls met at evo Seattle for two classroom sessions with the amazing Mountain Madness guides, Solveig Waterfall and Laura LeBlanc. The field portion of the course took place on January 31st… Read more »