Teton Snow GeekOver 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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When I think of how to Do More I’m really thinking, how do I keep doing what I do? Having made a career in the out of doors, these are the questions I have asked myself over the years: How do I keep things fresh? How do I make this all sustainable? As a guide,...read more
The oldest and strongest emotion of mankind is fear, and the oldest and strongest kind of fear is fear of the unknown. - - H. P. Lovecraft - - Early in my climbing career I was faced with fear…the fear of falling. It was unknown to me as I had never taken a fall or a...read more
"Ethics is knowing the difference between what you have a right to do and what is right to do." -Potter Stewart- The fact of the reality is that our backcountry trailheads are getting busier...and no amount of complaining is going to change it. Backcountry Skiing is a...read more
-Several winters ago @tetoncountysar was called out to respond to a party of overdue skiers in Teton Pass. Conditions weren’t favorable. It was nighttime, the height of a severe winter storm, deep snow and elevated avalanche conditions. We did have enough information...read more
-What in my pack? ---Specifically this is what is always in the bottom of my pack. I train incessantly on how to implement these items and hope to never use them. - --Here’s the gear list and their uses. --1. First Aid Kit ⛑ To see a complete list of my contents click...read more
Do you have the right type of communications? -The two words 'information' and 'communication' are often used interchangeably, but they signify quite different things. Information is giving out; communication is getting through. ---Sydney J. Harris---Our methods of...read more
--The third reason I carry a tarp---While injuries generally follow being caught, carried and buried in an avalanche it’s not the only way to get hurt in the backcountry. Snow sports and lower leg injuries are nearly synonymous. -- --Thus a plan for packaging and...read more