Saturday, November 14, 2015

About Myself

I'm stoked to start the new winter 2015-2016 season!  I've got new gear and am a National Ski Patrol Alpine Candidate currently in Outdoor Emergency Care (OEC) training.  Next week will be the snowboard skills assessment and we will take the OEC written and practical exams in January.  Following that we will go through multiple on the hill training sessions in February and March learning to control the toboggan and respond to emergencies on the slopes.  

Last year I started touring on a splitboard, spending over 50 days on the snow from December 2014  to April 2015 in the Alps.  The Alps are an incredible place for touring with many communities participate in "touring abend" or evening touring where skiers/snowboarders/snowshoers can skin up the mountain in the evening and dine at a lodge before descending back to the village below.  

In between snow seasons I achieved a lifetime goal of completing an Ironman triathlon.  

My goals for 2016 are to:
-Join the National Ski Patrol and complete Alpine Patroller training
-Climb Mont Blanc
-Traverse the Haute Route
-Complete Mountain Travel and Rescue course
-Snowboard 50 days

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