You are the Rescuer: Avalanche Rescue and Beacon Use for the Backcountry
This Monday night, the San Juan Field School/Telluride Avalanche School will continue their Monday night avalanche awareness forum series with, “You are the Rescuer: Avalanche Rescue and Beacon Use for the Backcountry.” The forum will be at 7:00pm at Rebekah Hall, located at 113 West Columbia. The cost is free, and the evening is open to the public.
The forum will take a detailed look at avalanche rescue. You will learn what you should do if you get caught in an avalanche, how to use an avalanche beacon to rescue your partner and how to organize a rescue. Josh Butson will be there to discuss the different types of beacons and what kind you should purchase for yourself. This is a great opportunity to refine your beacon rescue skills.
In line with this Monday’s forum, the San Juan Field School will be putting together free beacon practice sessions on February 10th and 11th.
FREE BEACON PRACTICE SESSIONS: At the Base of Chair 7 in Telluride
Beacons at lunch: Tuesday, February 10th: 12:30 – 2:00 p.m.
Beacons in the PM: Tuesday, February 10th: 3:30 – 5:00 p.m.
Beacons at lunch: Wednesday, February 11th: 12:30 – 2:00 p.m.
Beacons in the PM: Wednesday, February 11th: 3:30 -5:00 p.m.