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, instructor trainer, corporate trainer, SAR trainer, television personality / host and business owner. Currently, I own and operate Jackson Hole Outdoor Leadership Institute, Inc. 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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Helmets?

Helmets?

You want to take a charge from LeBron James coming down the lane with no helmet on that's dangerous. But you know what? Some people like to do that stuff. So leave them alone.  Jon Gruden  You can wear one or not. Although the jury is in. Helmets help reduce the...

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A Closer Look at Head Injuries

A Closer Look at Head Injuries

When individuals with head injuries develop swelling on the brain 🧠 it is referred to as intracranial pressure (ICP). ICP provides two life threatening problems. It reduces oxygen permeation to the cells of the brain and it inhibits the function of the brain stem. ...

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What is your recipe to Do More?

What is your recipe to Do More?

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,...

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What are you running from?

What are you running from?

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...

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Everyone Loves a Rescue…Dog!

-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...

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