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Companion Rescue Workshop

Saturday, February 22, 2020

Companion Rescue Workshop

Saturday, February 22, 2020

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Companion Rescue

This workshop will teach you the skills to effectively operate a rescue beacon, efficiently probe the snow to determine the victim's location and strategically move snow with your shovel to uncover your companion.

Areas of focus in this course:

  • Case Study - Mt. Proctor, BC
  • Beacon Fundamentals
  • Beacon Coarse Search
  • Beacon Fine Search
  • Beacon Practice
  • Overview of Probe Methods
  • Spiral Probe Method
  • Beacon Search with Probe
  • Strategic vs. Non-Strategic Shoveling
  • Strategic Shoveling Methods (Terracing, V-Shaped, Multiple Rescuers)
  • Putting it all Together

We will meet in the First Aid room. Students should come prepared to spend time outside in the snow. (Snow pants & coat, warm boots, hat, and gloves.) We will spend a significant amount of time outside. Folks could also bring a snack; 4 hours of class tends to make people hungry! This workshop will teach you the skills to effectively operate a rescue beacon, efficiently probe the snow to determine the victim's location and strategically move snow with your shovel to uncover your companion.

The David Pettigrew Mountain Safety Workshops at Mission Ridge are conducted and administrated by Mission Ridge.  The instructors are Mission Ridge professional patrollers.  The David Pettigrew Memorial Foundation has made contributions to Mission Ridge to support these workshops.

For information or to register for this, and other David Pettigrew Foundation Mountaineering Courses, follow the link below:

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  • Date: February 22nd, 2020
  • Time: 9:00am
  • Where: Meet outside the First Aid Room in the Base Area

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New Mission LLC operates Mission Ridge Ski and Board Resort under special use permits from the U.S. Forest Service and the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife.

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Email: info@missionridge.com
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