Jacob Urban

Jacob Urban

Teton Snow Geek

Over the last 23 years my experience in the outdoor industry has spanned the roles of undergraduate professor, mountain guide, program director, corporate trainer, SAR trainer, and business owner. Currently, I own and operate Jackson Hole Outdoor Leadership Institute, LLC. An educational think tank devoted to developing and delivering curriculum in the areas of avalanche education and pre-hospital emergency medical training in the urban and wilderness environments. View Full Bio

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The Realities of the Backcountry

The Realities of the Backcountry

- As the snow begins to pile up in the mountains 🏔 I humbly remind myself that the average depth of an avalanche burial is 1.2m (represented in the photo) and 50% of those fully buried victims result in a fatality.- - -Those are good odds if your gambling with money...

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The path to safe passage…

The path to safe passage…

- -It’s not by accident that we gain safe passage in the mountains. Obtaining that outcome relies heavily on the “you” and the “us” in the teams we work in. - - -How you plan, communicate and execute in the terrain with your partner(s) often dictates our success or...

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