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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"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
Prep work for the tarp overlay --Have you practiced your unplanned night out?---Earlier this week I mentioned that my most bestowed item is my guide tarp. And showed it’s versatility being used as a stretcher during a rescue. ---One of it’s other uses is as a shelter....read more
--Who are you responsible for in the backcountry? ---The items that reside at the bottom of my pack in winter while rarely used are my constant companions and carried for the benefit of myself, group members or others in need.--My most bestowed item is my tarp. What I...read more