Telluride Backcountry Chats

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Wilkinson Public Library
Program Room

Event Details

Want to learn more about snowpack, snow science, safety in the backcountry, and more? Whether you're a seasoned backcountry skier or totally new, a resort or backcountry skier, hiker, ice climber, cross-country skier, or none of the above, new to the region or a longtime local, these chats will have excellent information for you. 

January's featured speaker is Ryan Howe, who has made a living as a full-time avalanche worker, ski patroller, guide and educator since 1998. He is the operations manager at Telluride Mountain Guides, patroller at Telluride Ski Patrol and professional curriculum faculty at Silverton Avalanche School. Ryan will be presenting on Avalanche Partner Rescue: A case study of 50 Pro-1 rescue exams.

This Pi Fund Backcountry Chat will explore lessons learned from real life scenarios and expand on take aways from test stress in a rescue exam setting. Ryan's experience teaching and taking notes as an examiner, for Pro-1 rescue exams, form the framework for this talk. 

Telluride Backcountry Chats are brought to you by the Peter Inglis Avalanche Education Fund, the Telluride Mountain Club, Mountain Trip, Telluride Mountain Guides, San Juan Outdoor Adventures, and Telluride Helitrax. 

Event Type(s): WPL Programs
Age Group(s): Adult