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10-10-2005, 09:16 AM #1
CO Beacon Drills?
Anybody up for some beacon drills this weekend? Maybe at Loveland ski resort if they are open - do some skiing, some beacon drills, and some parking lot drinking?"If there's a Starbucks, then you're probably fine."
10-10-2005, 12:39 PM #2
I'd like to do some beacon drills.
Not sure about at Loveland, though. No pass, and kind of want to save the tickets I have. How about A-Basin? Or in the bc?
10-10-2005, 02:02 PM #3
ill bring my beacon to loveland for sure, this weekend is lookin good...
10-10-2005, 02:27 PM #4
I'm up for either Loveland, Abasin, or BC. Whatever is good. Just anxious to get out there."If there's a Starbucks, then you're probably fine."
10-11-2005, 06:34 PM #5
I was just talking about this with a friend. We can't go this weekend, but we'll be doing some drills soemtime next week.
10-14-2005, 09:40 AM #6
Wait until we get enough snow to do a little deeper burial and I'll do a ton of "rescue simulations". Pet peeve: most people's "beacon drills" are nothing like the real deal and simplify the whole process and potentially create a false sense of security.
10-14-2005, 10:00 AM #7Originally Posted by Foggy_Goggles"If there's a Starbucks, then you're probably fine."
11-07-2005, 08:08 AM #8
Hey Foggy - You up for organizing some drills this weekend?"If there's a Starbucks, then you're probably fine."
11-07-2005, 11:58 AM #9Originally Posted by Foggy_Goggles
An exercise I did last year was to do some beacon searches in some avy debris (spare me the obvious). Make sure the burial site is not easily recognizable (easy to do on the hard debris surface). Bury a backpack 3' to 4' down so you have to probe. Make the 'rescuer' sprint uphill a couple hundred feet. Have a mock partner who is adding to the sense of urgency, or maybe someone giving the elasped time since the search started. The key is to make the situation stressful.A lot of people earn their turns. Some just get bigger checks.
11-07-2005, 12:10 PM #10
This weekend - likely
This Wednesdey - fo shizzle
11-07-2005, 01:57 PM #11Originally Posted by Foggy_Goggles
Maybe we can post something on the board and have a bunch of maggots come out who want to hone their skills."If there's a Starbucks, then you're probably fine."