Before & After the Avalanche

Davis, Marilynn
December 2011
Avalanche Review;Dec2011, Vol. 30 Issue 2, p25
Academic Journal
The author discusses the combined Avalanche Level 1 (Avy 1) and Wilderness First Aid (WFA) course at the Jackson Hole Outdoor Leadership Institute in Wyoming. She explains that the course was develop to provide students with the decision-making skills to avoid avalanches. The course also prepares students as first responders to care for injured patients in the backcountry. Some topics discussed in the WFA classroom are heat loss, conservation and gain.


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