9th Annual Eastern Snow and Avalanche Workshop, Oct. 19, 2019

The 9th Annual Eastern Snow and Avalanche Workshop is coming up soon! As usual, the amazing group of volunteers is putting together another great program with awesome raffles, prizes and giveaways from generous sponsors like Patagonia, the American Avalanche Association, Sterling, Mammut, BCA, Ortovox,  and many others. Go to esaw.org to get your tickets.

ESAW 2019 Preliminary Schedule

07:30 – 08:30     Registration

08:30 – 08:45     Welcome, Introduction, Housekeeping, Ski Patrol and Knieriem Scholarship 

Frank Carus, Director, USFS Mount Washington Avalanche Center

Morning Session 1

08:45 – 09:00 Remote weather station study; Liz Jurakowski – Plymouth State University

09:00 – 09:20     Season Weather Summary; Rebecca Scholand – Mount Washington Observatory

09:20 – 09:45 Raymond Cataract fatality case study; Frank Carus – Director, Mount Washington Avalanche Center

09:45 – 10:15     Smuggler’s Notch avalanche case study and organizational response; US Army Mountain Warfare School cadre; Dustin Dearborn, Tim McLaughlin, Nathan Fry

10:15 – 10:25 Friends of Tuckerman Ravine update; Jake Risch, President, Friends of Tuckerman Ravine

 

10:25 -10:35 Break & Raffle

 

Morning Session 2  

10:35 – 10:55     Risk Mitigation Among Passive vs. Active Backcountry Users; Eammon Lynch, University of New Brunswick.

10:55 – 11:35     Stress Injuries to Avalanche RescuersNathalia Daniel, Dartmouth College 

11:35 – 12:15     Global comparison- Avalanche Safety and Rescue outcomes; Dale Atkins, RECCO, 25 year ski patroller, former CAIC forecaster 

 

12:15 –   1:00 Lunch – Optional 20 min. presentation on Colorado Mountain College Avalanche Science program

1:00 –    1:10 Raffle

 

Afternoon Session 1

1:10 – 1:20         White Mountain Avalanche Education Foundation update; Bethann Swartz, White Mountain Avalanche Education Foundation Board Member  

1:20 – 1:50 Avalanche Rescue Case Study; Graham Kane, W-NREMT-P, Vail Mtn. Rescue, Vail Ski Patrol

1:50 – 2:25         Panel Discussion   
                            Moderator—Frank Carus, Mount Washington Avalanche Center
                            Participants— Dale Atkins, Graham Kane, Nathalia Daniel, Helon Hoffer

2:25 – 2:40         Break & Raffle

 

Afternoon Session 2

2:40 – 3:40         Small Team Response to Avalanche Rescue; Graham Kane, W-NREMT-P, Vail Mtn. Rescue, Vail Ski Patrol

3:40 – 4:00         MWAC Past, Present and Future, Ask Me Anything; Frank Carus – Director, Mount Washington Avalanche Center

4:00 – 4:30         Avalanche Accidents: The Illusion of Control and Perils of Positive Outcomes ; Dale Atkins, RECCO, 25 year ski patroller, former CAIC forecaster 

4:30 – 5:00         Final Raffle, Social hour with sponsors   

5:00 Tuckerman Brewing Aprés Party with Protect Our Winters