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Tutorial Great Avi discussion.

Discussion in 'Snow Talk' started by DPS Driver, Nov 17, 2020.

  1. DPS Driver

    DPS Driver A Local

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    This is a great discussion on avalanche education. It hits the spot regarding understanding the data and how we interpret and use it. There's a couple of great tips on the go-no go decision.
    You can skip the first 10 minutes and the "nails down the blackboard" Dynafit ad.
    https://www.wildsnow.com/28631/unraveling-avalanche-education-tdp-80/#more-28631

    I didn't put this in the backcountry section on purpose. Listen to this and you will understand why. Covid has changed the clientele in avi education. So thought the broader snow talk thread as the better place for it.
     
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  2. Red_switch

    Red_switch Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: 30 Day

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    Interesting listen on the pedagogy front.
     
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  3. Kletterer

    Kletterer Thredbo Doughnut Tragic Moderator

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    Do the Davenport approach sometime - and slow things down. less movement and more observation.
     
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  4. DPS Driver

    DPS Driver A Local

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    I totally get the Dav approach but I also know how shattered I'd feel if I came across someone I could help and wasn't suitably tooled up for the job.

    I know this from first hand experience on more than one occasion, where having my gear, saved lives of others not in my group.

    The better way to process this is knowing that someone that experienced is always trying to test themselves in making better decisions and testing their appetite for risk. Rather than sitting back and telling himself that he knows it all.
     
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