Applying the SOAP NOTE format to Avalanche Safety: by Fay Johnson   S: (Subjective Information) When choosing to venture into avalanche prone areas, first do some homework. Go online to www.avalanche.org to access Avalanche Forecast Centers that provide critical information regarding past and present snowpack and weather information. If you plan to travel to mountainous…

When venturing into the backcountry, evaluating the avalanche hazard requires an understanding of the terrain, weather and snowpack of the area in which you intend to travel. Regardless of how much care is taken, it is possible that someone may be caught in an avalanche. Prior planning may help you or your partner survive. Statistics…

Coming up: 5-day WFR Course in Costa Rica Join Boreal River for a week long Wilderness First Responder (WFR) course and paddling adventure on the Pacuare River in Costa Rica. Starting on February 19th 2017. Combine training with travel in the tropics The 5-day WFR format lets you prepare for the course at your leisure…