Kelly Borkskiing

Avalanche Rescue Course

Kelly Borkskiing
Avalanche Rescue Course

This weekend I signed Cary, my mom, and myself up for a one day Avalanche rescue course with the American Alpine Institute. Partially a birthday present for my momma (to selfishly introduce her to backcountry skiing, and hopefully get her hooked for future adventures) and partially a refresher for Cary and I on recovery techniques, we had a great time practicing rescue skills in realistic scenarios.

Weather was pretty gross (basically freezing rain for the first part of the morning) so we didn't end up doing any skiing after our course was over, but I was super impressed with how well Mom navigated her first time on a backcountry setup as we skinned through rolling hills to the rescue practice site.