The Rocky Mountaineers is an outdoor club based in Missoula, Montana that offers adventure opportunities and promotes the acquisition of skills necessary to thrive in the mountain environment.

December Feature Presentation

AVALANCHE AWARENESS 

Tuesday, December 11th- Imagine Nation Brewing Company- 6:00-8:00pm

 

Todd Glew from the West Central Montana Avalanche Center will be our guest presenter this month.  In this 1-hour, free avalanche awareness session, Todd will deliver an introduction on how avalanches happen, what they look like, and how to avoid them. Through video footage, photos and engaging dialog, you will learn about why you should be aware, and how to be prepared when you travel in the backcountry. We’ll talk about gear, terrain, snowpack and more!

The avalanche awareness session is designed for both current and aspiring backcountry travelers.

Topics Covered:
– Types of Avalanches
– Avalanche Terrain
– Snowpack Types
– Weather Considerations
– Avalanche Advisory Information
– Trip Planning and Preparation
– Travel Techniques
– Education Opportunities

 

Doors open at 6:00.  Come in, grab a beer (if desired), and learn a thing or two!  This will be a very informative and important talk for anyone looking to get out in the mountains over the next several months!

 

January- Backcountry Hut Skiing in British Columbia.  Minot Maser will be discussing the glorious BC Hut system in British Columbia.

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