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Moving Through Terrain on Skis: Slideshow · Wednesday, November 6th
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Start: Wednesday, Nov. 6th, 6:30 pm
This slideshow is geared towards anyone new to the VOC hoping to spend time in the mountains of the backcountry. It is also a good refresher for more experienced members or those who still think they could learn more. Although focused on winter, many things apply to summer travel as well.
-Recognizing many of the hazards in the backcountry and learning their characteristics.
-Learning about the various types of terrain and their characteristics.
-Learning about different climates and their characteristics.
-Interactive route finding using images of complex terrain
By the end of the slideshow, you should be able to look at a piece of terrain, either on a map or by sight and know what kind of characteristics it will have and hazards it will hold. You should also get an idea of how best to deal with each hazard and piece of terrain.
This slideshow barely touches on Avalanches. If you have little understanding on avalanches this slideshow will still be informative, but you can get more out of it by reading this multi page resources by the CAC ahead of time. This resources doesn't replace an avalanche course taught by professionals. The online course makes that I have no reason to do a slideshow on avalanches as it covers most everything.