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Utah: Prival offers backcountry rescue class for women on March 20

Rider: Madison Blackley Photo: Ben Girardi

Join Prival Sunday, March 20th at 12 p.m.  for a backcountry rescue class at Brighton ski area in Utah. Guide Bina Skordas will be leading the 2 1/2 hour class with an opportunity to improve upon the skills necessary for safe travel and accident management in the backcountry. Prival is donating $10 for every sign-up to SheJumps, so we hope to see you there! -Claire Smallwood

Whether you are a seasoned backcountry adventurer, a side country slayer, or looking to get out on your first adventure, reviewing and testing your skills of the essential equipment is pivotal to returning from an escape to the mountains.

Travel in the backcountry begins with a firm foundation in the theory and use of essential rescue/retrieval equipment.  In the Prival Building Blocks course you begin with an overview of terrain mitigation and learn how use an avalanche forecast and weather observations to formulate backcountry travel plans. You will work hands on with our instructors and trained professional athletes, learning the theory and techniques for properly using an avalanche beacon, probe, and shovel.  In a controlled environment, you will also simulate single and multiple burial scenarios, learning how to efficiently and effectively locate and extract a buried victim.

This course is two and a half hours long and standing outside for the duration is required. Demo beacons, probes, and shovels are available upon request.

Remember in the event of an avalanche CPR and or first aid is almost always issued. Continuing your education into proper basic life support and advanced avalanche safety skills is a must.  We look forward to helping you begin your quest for knowledge towards the backcountry avalanche chain of survival.

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