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SheJumps into Avalanche Saftey

This winter, get out to backcountry and SHRED with safety and confidence! A Level 1 avalanche course is the way to continue your education and training to keep you safe in snowy backcountry.

Taught by veteran AMGA guide trainer and AIARE avalanche educator Eli Helmuth, this field-based course is a hands-on study of the avalanche phenomenon in the backcountry setting of Rocky Mountain National Park (RMNP).

The focus of this weekend is to increase our critical decision-making skills in snow covered terrain in a small group setting. This avalanche course is a mix of classroom and field work utilizing up-to-date course materials and effective teaching methods. We deliver a state-of-the-art, hands-on avalanche courses in the dynamic mountain environment of Rocky Mountain National Park.

Level 1 Avalanche Course includes:

• Fifteen hours in the backcountry of Rocky Mountain National Park traveling in a small group through treeline and alpine terrain with AIARE and AMGA trained guides.

• Eight hours of classroom review and discussion led by Eli Helmuth, one of the Front Range’s most experienced avalanche educators and a fully licensed AMGA-UIAGM Mountain Guide.

• Training and practice with beacons and rescue techniques.

• Snow pit location, excavation, and analysis.

• Observations of avalanche activity, weather, snow pack and slope configurations and how they directly correlate to avalanche potential.

• Practice of safer travel techniques and good group decision-making practices.

ClimbingLife Guides has been a leader in avalanche education in the United States; our head guide Eli Helmuth has taught AIARE programs since 2001 in Rocky Mountain National Park. As a company of ski and mountain guides, we have spent our life in the mountains building the necessary knowledge and experience to provide the highest level of avalanche education.

Would you like to be one of the lucky girls to get a spot in this course? See the event on the SheJumps Facebook page for more details on how to sign up and get your deposit in today!

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