Avalanche Awareness Event : Sat Nov 9 in North Van

Registration (optional but recommended) :
eventbrite.ca/e/avalanche-awareness-event-registration-74222803403 :

Date and Time :
Sat, 9 November 2019
10:30 AM – 4:00 PM PST

Location :
North Shore Alliance Church
201 23rd Street East
North Vancouver, BC V7L 3E4

Two sessions of avalanche safety, speakers, science, and education. Morning (advanced) : 10:30 am - noon. Afternoon (beginner) : 2 pm - 4 pm.

About this Event

New to the backcountry ? Want to up your game ? No matter your level of outdoor experience, these sessions will boost your awareness of avalanche safety, equipment and resources.

  • Admission by donation
  • Prizes ! (Including a pair of Atlas snowshoes, donated by K2)
  • Free parking !
  • Registration not required, but is appreciated so we can estimate attendance
  • Join and share the Avalanche Awareness Facebook event for the latest updates

The event is broken into two parts. Attend one or both !

Morning session : 10:30 am – noon (Advanced)

For more experienced outdoor enthusiasts looking to build upon their knowledge. This session will feature in-depth avalanche safety presentations from an Avalanche Canada Forecaster.

Afternoon session : Doors open at 1:30 pm. Presentations run 2:00 pm – 4 pm (may run slightly longer to accommodate questions)

For those new to the backcountry and avalanche safety, or those looking for a refresher. This session is an introduction to the basics of recreational avalanche safety, with plenty of time for questions and discussion.

Presenters :

  • Mark Bender, Avalanche Canada forecaster, speaking on Basic Avalanche Awareness (looking at terrain, avalanche activity, triggers, etc.)
  • North Shore SAR volunteer, Peter Marshall, will present a case study of the Runner Peak incident from February 2019
  • Brent Loewen, snowshoe ambassador and guide in the N. Shore mountains, will present on his personal journey and education in the backcountry
  • AdventureSmart will have a presentation on Trip Planning