Presentation begins at 6:30 p.m. - Join us anytime after 5:00 p.m. for food and drink. $5 suggested donation. Food and beer availabale for purchase.
Snow avalanche accidents can and do happen at any time. All that’s needed is suitably steep terrain, unstable snow structure and something to tip the balance... that may be you! This presentation is a must-see for skiers, climbers, snowboarders, snowshoers and others who venture out on the snow. Find out how terrain, snow cover, weather and the human factor all contribute to avalanche dangers. Also learn what clues to look for, gear to take, routes to follow and what to do if you or a companion are caught in an avalanche.
ROLAND V. EMETAZ, aka “Mr. EM” is a retired Forester with the USDA Forest Service, Pacific Northwest Region. After devoting his long enjoyable career advocating outdoor safety, quality customer service and teamwork, Mr. EM continues as a volunteer teaching those lessons. He represents the Northwest Weather and Avalanche Center in avalanche awareness programs he presents to various audiences. At other times he is on assignment with the Central Washington All Hazards Incident Management Team (one of 54 in the Nation) managing incidents as diverse as wildfires and hurricanes from the Arctic Circle to the Gulf Coast.