avalanche transceiver practice: women's clinic at brighton - December 12, 2012
The Beacon Clinic is designed for women of all ability levels to get out on the snow and practice using your beacon. Even if you spend every day in the backcountry or are just starting out knowing how to use your beacon is the most important skill to have when it comes to avalanche rescue. Beacon Clinic is a 2.5 hour session on snow. It is okay to be just in boots. Please feel free to bring your skis/board to practice so that you can get the feeling of moving around on your skis/board during a rescue scenario. The course is led by Evelyn Lees, a long-term U.S. Forest Service Utah Avalanche Center Forecaster and mountain guide. Evelyn will be supported by a team of women, all avalanche professionals, leading smaller field day groups. Student/Instructor ratios will be kept as low as possible to allow students to ask questions and get personal attention. Gear: Beacon, Shovel, Probe (we have a limited supply of these items for participants to borrow, when you sign up please comment if you will need to borrow any gear), skis (optional), Snow-Shoes (optional). If you are planning on being on foot please wear a ski boot, snowboard boot, Sorel type boot or hiking boots with gaiters. No Dogs. Please register thru the UAC online store.