snowshoe & avalanche safety workshop - December 1, 2019

The WMC offers COVID conscious opportunities to enjoy the outdoors. Participants of all in-person events should bring and wear face coverings, expect social distancing, and changes to our usual practices. To support contact tracing and hands-free signing of the WMC Liability Waiver, online registration is required for all in person WMC events.
We will snowshoe to a place where there is sufficient snow and then practice with avalanche safety gear (avalanche beacon, probe and shovel). While snowshoeing, we will discuss the prevention and avoidance of avalanche accidents as well as how to identify safe/high risk routes during travel. Please bring snowshoes, micro-spikes, and 10Es. Please bring avalanche safety gear (avalanche beacon, probe and shovel) if you have. You are welcome to join us even if you do not have avalanche safety gear. We will take turns to practice. If you have extra avalanche safety gear or lack avalanche safety gear, please indicate this when you register. Please email before Friday, 6 pm, November 29, for the meeting place and time. WMC members only. Co-organized with Jim Kucera.

Level:MOD
Miles:7.0
Vertical:2500'
Pace:Moderate
Organizer:Akiko Kamimura
Date:Sun Dec 1 2019
Meeting Place:Registration required