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    Avalanche class at Milwaukee Snowmobile Show Oct 15th

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    Avalanche class at Milwaukee Snowmobile Show Oct 15th
    Posted by avalanche1 on Tuesday, October 04, 2011 11:09 PM

      The Milwaukee Show keeps getting better every year.  I  will once again be traveling to Milwaukee to teach an avalanche class at the show.  Look forward to this event every year.  Will also be at the Engelhart booth when not teaching.  Please stop by and say hi.  Mike Duffy

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    Avalanche education for mountain riders.


    Four Hour Avalanche Classes
    Specifically for snowmobilers coming to Denver.

    Upcoming class:


    October 15 Milwaukee

    location: Snowmobile USA Show and Sale.  Wisconsin Expo Center at State Fair Park.

    8100 W. Greenfield  Ave  Milwaukee, WI 53214   Room 4 upstairs at event entrance.

                    Time: Saturday 1pm-5pm.

                    Cost:  $49  Cash or check at time of class.

                    Sign up: Call Mike Duffy 970-390-9433 or email:


    Classes are effective, proven and affordable.  

    Learn: How to avoid the most deadly mistakes, what equipment works best, how to rescue effectively, evaluate terrain, avoid terrain traps, analyze stability, survive the night out and increase your skills in the mountains.


    All participants

    receive a discount on avalanche gear.

    Cost  $49.   Must sign up in advance, limited space. 

    Take the class with those you ride with.

    Four hour avalanche awareness, avoidance and rescue class.

    Instructor: Mike Duffy. Level I & II Avalanche instructor Colorado Mountain College, rescue/avalanche team leader/avalanche mission coordinator Vail Mountain Rescue Group, instructor Walter Kirch Avalanche Seminars, graduate of National Avalanche School, National Academy of Winter Guiding, AVPRO. Mountain Snowmobiler for 20 years.  Member American Avalanche Association.  Trained by ABS, BCA, Snowpulse, and Ortovox.


    Course content:
    -Introduction to avalanches, statistics, contributing factors.
    -Avalanche reports.
    -Signs of instability/stability analysis.

           -What to carry and what works best.
    -Avalanche beacons.

           -Fast and effective single and multiple burial searches.
           -Avalanche survival methods

           -Deploying avalanche airbag packs
           -Effective hasty search techniques.
           -Mistakes in rescue.
    -Group Dynamics/heuristics.
    -Slide show: Terrain Evaluation/terrain traps.
    -Preparing for your trip.

    -What to do if lost or injured.
    -Stability tests.



    Take the class with your riding partners.


    On the snow rescue classes in CO, WY, MN and MI (starting in December. Prerequisite is 4 hour avalanche awareness, avoidance and rescue class).

    Details will be posted on:






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