Skills for the Hills
We have postponed indefinitely (not canceled) all of our upcoming Skills For The Hills backcountry safety programs. We will continually reassess the COVID-19 situation. If we are able to run our programs on their scheduled days, you will not need to re-register. We have canceled all our non-essential activities, including our Wednesday trainings and our re accreditation exams. We will respond to any emergency search or rescue operation as we always do. In the meantime, get out there and look for those rainbows! Always carry the Ten Essentials and hike with a (healthy) partner.
Alpine Rescue Team’s 2020 Skills for the Hills Backcountry Safety Series
Join us at our HQ at El Rancho for this year’s series of free classes and programs (donations are appreciated). Seating is limited; register by clicking on the links below.
Thursday, February 20, 7:00 PM – On the Edge of Calling SOS. How a hut trip went south and 13 survived.
January 28, February 25, 7:00 PM – Avalanche Safety in The Rockies Snowpack.
February 9, February 29, March 15 and March 28, 7:00 PM – Navigating with Map and Compass.
February 27, 7:00 PM – Group Dynamics and trip planning.
March 19, 7:00 PM – GPS: How to Navigate Your Navigation Device.
March 21, 8:00 AM to 1:00 PM – In-depth Navigation with GPS
April 16, 7:00 PM – Lightning Safety and High Altitude Illnesses.
June 5, 7:00 PM – Tips for Climbing 14ers.
Please park in RTD’s El Rancho Park n’ Ride across the street or the lower, dirt lot – DO NOT park on Alpine’s or Foothill Fire Department’s asphalt parking lots or driveways. Thank you.
The training calendar below shows Wednesday trainings, which are open to the public, unless explicitly stated otherwise. Weekend events are for members only unless explicitly stated otherwise.
The PSAR & Events calendar shows our Preventive SAR education programs and events/meetings (public and private) at the “shack,” our HQ.
Toggle between the two with the tiny arrow at top right of calendar.