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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Sharing the Outdoor Lifestyle Urban teaches safety and self-reliance Winter 2017/2018 Written By: Tom Hallberg | Images: David Bowers, Courtesy Benja Glatz, and Nancy Bockino Jacob Urban has a birthday tradition. On the day before his birthday, he climbs the Grand...read more
“Strong,” Urban said, “ means knowing when you’re not.”read more
David Shlim, William Mook and I share a collaborated community and TCSAR effort to save the life of David life after he experiences a heart attack in the backcountry. A Jackson resident with a long history of rescuing others suddenly finds himself at the mercy of a...read more
Snowpack tests are commonly misapplied to the process of decison-making. Pits while helpful in understanding trends in the snowpack are often less reliable when using them as a single point of reference. Their reliability and ease of interpretation increases when...read more
December 26, 2017 Today we toured in the Northern Snake River Range over Edelweiss and skied the Shamrock into the Columbia Bowl drainage and made a few laps on the easterly aspects of the Columbia Bowls. The low angle slopes provided good snow conditions and safe...read more
On Monday, December 18, 2017, I took a walk up to the summit of Mount Glory in the Southern Teton Range. Our original objective was to take snowpack observations in the Great White Hump area. The wind and obscured visibility suggested that there were better days in...read more