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Avalanche awareness and rescue workshop set for Jan. 18

January 10, 2012

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The ASMSU Outdoor Recreation Program will offer an avalanche awareness and rescue workshop Wednesday, Jan. 18, from 7- 9:00 p.m. in the Procrastinator Theater.

Topics will include how terrain, weather and snowpack characteristics contribute to the creation of avalanches and how understanding these characteristics can help assess avalanche danger, as well as principles of search and rescue and the use of avalanche rescue beacons.

The workshop is free and open to the public.

For more information, contact ASMSU Outdoor Recreation at 994-3621.