AVALANCHE AND CLIMBING EDUCATION - Winter 2016/17
Westwide Avalanche Network Education Page
Mount Shasta Information
The USDA Forest Service Mt. Shasta Avalanche Center and Wilderness department makes a commitment to providing avalanche and climbing
education to the public for safe recreation in the mountains!!
Winter 2016/2017 Avalanche Awareness & Nat'l Weather Service Weather & Climate Outlook - $FREE
These 1.5 hour FREE presentations discuss the key factors leading to avalanche formation and avalanche accidents. Also, we'll have a NWS meteorologist start us off with a short, 1/2 hour presentation on the weather and climate outlook for this year! Join us at 7 pm and learn how to recognize the clues to avalanche danger along with some basics on safe travel in the backcountry. Location in downtown Mt Shasta at the Shasta Mountain Guides storefront, 230 N Mt Shasta Blvd, Mt Shasta, CA 96067. For more information contact Nick Meyers at 530-926-9617 or email at email@example.com. Please note that you DO NOT need to sign up and there is always room. Just show up!
December 9th, 2016
January - 6th, 2017
February - 3rd, 2017
March - 3rd, 2017
Winter 2016/2017 Avalanche Companion Rescue Field Course - $FREE
Avalanche transceivers, or beacons, are the best tools we have to find someone buried in an avalanche. Join us and learn how to use one. This FREE course is for beginners to expert, so don't hesitate to come and train with us. You can never have enough practice saving someones life! Demos of several different types (BCA, Ortovox, Pieps, Mammut/Barryvox) will be available. Dress to be outside on the snow. All of these meet at The Fifth Season at 9 am, 300 N. Mt. Shasta Blvd, Mt. Shasta City, then travel to a training site. For more information contact Nick Meyers at 530-926-9617 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please note that you DO NOT need to sign up and there is always room. Just show up!
December - 10th, 2016
January - 7th, 2017
February - 4th, 2017
March - 4th, 2017
SNOWMOBILERS: Introduction to Avalanches with Field Course 2017 - $FREE
The Mt Shasta Avalanche Center continues its avalanche awareness and companion rescue workshops specifically for snowmobilers! Snowmobile avalanche fatalities have been on the rise in the last decade. As owners of snowmobiles and riders ourselves, we look forward to putting on this class for you. We've got our sleds tuned and ready to ride.
Date: February 18th, 2017 - 0830 - Meet at the USFS Mt Shasta, 204 West Alma Street, Mt Shasta, CA 96067.
Spend the day with MSAC professionals as we provide you with avalanche and rescue information specifically catered toward the snowmobiler’s mind. The day will start at 830am at the US Forest Service conference room (204 West Alma, Mount Shasta, CA). We'll provide a multimedia presentation with industry leading information that will get your juices flowing. Following, all riders will meet up in the Old Ski Bowl on the south side of Mt Shasta and spend the rest of the day practicing beacon, shovel and probe skills, terrain identification and management, and scenarios. If you don't have a beacon, shovel and probe, no problem! We will have some for you to use. Demos of several different types of beacons (BCA, Ortovox, Pieps, Mammut/Barryvox) will be available.This course is not to be missed!
For more information call 530-926-9617 or email: email@example.com - Please note: You DO NOT need to sign up for this class. It is free of charge and you simply just need to show up!
Mt. Shasta Beacon Basin
The Mt Shasta Avalanche Center will set up the beacon basin at Bunny Flat this season! Staye tuned for details.
Northern California Area Avalanche Courses 2016/17
These 3-day courses get into the details of avalanches, snow science, safe travel and rescue. The 3 permitted outfitters on Mt. Shasta offer these courses as well as other providers. Shasta Mountain Guides and Sierra Wilderness Seminars offer these on Mt. Shasta, while Alpine Skills International offers these in the Tahoe area. Other providers are also listed. Ski/climb/board/ride SAFE - get educated! Check out the list below for courses in our area!
Shasta Mountain Guides: AIARE Avalanche Courses on Mt Shasta - Visit this link for details on each course, registration and other information!: http://shastaguides.com/avalanche/
Sierra Wilderness Seminars (SWS Mountain Guides): AAA certified Level 1 and Level 2 - Visit www.swsmountainguides.com for all the details.
Outdoor Adventure Club: AIARE Avalanche Courses in Lassen National Park Visit this link for details on each course, registration and other information! http://www.outdooradventureclub.com
College of the Siskiyous* - Level 1 and Level 2 Courses
*Contact the college for enrollment information...http://www.siskiyous.edu/
Winter & Spring 2016/2017 Mt Shasta Climbing Presentations at REI:
These 1.5 hours presentations discuss some of the history and background on Mt. Shasta, then focus on the weather, skills and equipment, for all ability levels, that one will need to safely climb Mt. Shasta. We have also added one new Avalanche Awareness presentation!
Sign up through REI, click here > http://www.rei.com/learn.html
The 3 permitted outfitters on Mt. Shasta offer 2-4 day guided climbs, 4 day glacier workshops, and 1 day ice axe/crampon clinics. For inexperienced climbers, either a guided climb or an ice axe clinic is the best way to start. Learn how to use these mountaineering tools from the experts and prevent injuries! Contact Alpine Skills International, Shasta Mountain Guides, Sierra Wilderness Seminars for details.