January 8 & 13, 2013, Our boys put on a Rescue training activity for 2 other groups.
Spend Saturday laying out the course and testing the avalanche beacons.
Wednesday evening we provided a quick classroom training and then out to the fields for some real training. Weather turned just after the setup was done. Got a major dumping of snow that provided a realistic feel to our rescue event.
|Staked area map|
|Karl Burndorfer, John Sobkowicz, Jonathan Lang ... - Scout Leaders|
|William Lloyd, Felipe Cupido, Ethan Conrad. - Scouts setup team|
|Sam Lloyd, Daniel Urquijo and a bunch of other guys with their leaders.|
|We're Your Avalanche Trainers.||You can trust us!||We only use the official equipment, then we fully test everything.||Definitely Frozen!|
|Lock in the GPS reading||Point 1 Stake location||GPS Distance check||Point 1 stash area|
|Point 2 Stake location||Point 3 Stake location||Point 3 Stash area||Looking for Point 4|
|Point 4 Stake location||Point 4 Stash area||Point 5 Stake location||Point 6 Stake location|
|Point 6 Stash area 1||Point 6 Stash area 2||Point 6 Stash area 3||Point 7 Rest spot|
|Point 7 Stake location||Point 7 Stash area 1||Point 7 Stash area 2||Point 7 Stake location close up|
|After a hard day in the fields the boys take in some needed sustenance.|
|Bacon wrapped wiennies, hmmm.||Cookies, fruits and chocolates||Dog entertainment provided by Sam and Dexter. Bang! and Bite Mr. Spot|
|The Event - and the pending blizzard|
|Ok, its dark and the snow flakes are really big, and there's lots of them.||To the rescue boys...||I'll go this way...||I'll go the other|
|So am I getting close? I should know, I set out the course.||I got a good feeling about this spot.||Forman out to help motivate the search party.||Yes, you look under the snow.|
|It's pointing this way, No, you're wrong, it's pointing that way.||Is it a bad thing if we get lost?||OK there must be someone in here,||The beacons can't lie, right? It's says he's right here.|
|The teams is fighting there way up hill, against the wind, while being bombarded with golf ball sized snow flakes.||Formen are pleased with the progress, but one man was left behind...||Nobody taking a break here...||Oh, it's quitting time. Can we break the union rules and save this one last guy?|
|Just swept the snow off this casualty, there, good as new.||Do you think we should warm him up?||We'll all shine our flashlights on him, that should do the trick!||Well, 1 out of 7 is not a total loss.|
|Forget the victims, I need to warm up. Hot chocolate really hits the cold spot.||The snow was sooo deep where we were. That's nothing we were in the middle of the Deerfoot dodging cars looking for our guy.||After a 4 liters of extremely scalding hot chocolate, I can't feel my tongue.||Starting to feel my ears again. What a rescue!|