Dean Cummings "Chugach" film screening, Dec. 1

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Dean Cummings "Chugach" film screening, Dec. 1

Postby scotthsu » Tue Nov 26, 2013 11:15 am

What: Dean Cummings’ Steep Life Protocols presentation: avoiding avalanches through practical terrain management, and a screening of “Chugach,” a film documenting the implementation of protocols to achieve first-descent lifelong endeavors.

Where: Pajarito Mountain Lodge

When: 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday, December 1, 2013

Contact: Pajarito Mountain, 505-412-1878

Bonus: Enter to win a pair of H2OG Kodiak Skis; gear and schwag giveaways from AKKA Rugged Locating Systems, Grivel, H2O Outdoor Gear, iON Camera, SCARPA, and poster signings by Dean

More info: https://www.facebook.com/H2OGuides

Legendary big mountain skier and mountain guide Dean Cummings travels from Valdez, Alaska, to Pajarito Mountain in Los Alamos, his home mountain, to present his award-winning Steep Life Protocols and show his new film “Chugach,” (http://bit.ly/SteepLifeChugach) which documents the implementation of protocols to achieve first-descent lifelong endeavors. “Chugach” builds on the well-received 2011 film “The Steep Life.”

This is an opportunity for New Mexico skiers, snowboarders, and other mountain travelers to learn Dean’s approach to staying safer in the mountains and avoiding avalanches through practical terrain management. Dean, who grew up in Los Alamos and learned to ski at Pajarito Mountain, refined the Steep Life Protocols during his last 24 years of guiding in the Chugach Range of Alaska, Wasatch Range of Utah, and Andes Mountains of South America, and pioneering thousands of first descents in mountains all over the world. Steep Life Protocols empowers skiers and snowboarders of all abilities to elevate their skills to a higher level and take control of their destinies in mountain environments.

We look forward to seeing you for an evening of celebrating The Steep Life and learning protocols for staying safer while doing what we love.

Dean Cummings’ Steep Life Protocols is grounded on practical terrain management for skiers, snowboarders, and other mountain travelers who travel in avalanche terrain. Dean teaches and illustrates through his knowledge and experiences:

• On-the-go snow assessment from the top down
• Constant visual-verbal communication with partners
• Group-team emphasis
• Skiing/riding safe zone to safe zone until totally clear of potential avalanche paths
• Skiing/riding ridgelines, apexes and high points
• Avoiding convex/concave terrain, chutes and gullies, unsupported slopes, and steeps to flats
• 3 strikes methodology - identify potential avalanche warning signs and decide when to move to safer locations or call it off and head to the bar.
• How to dig quick pits

Call Vance Boone at Pajarito Mountain at 505-412-1878 or visit http://www.skipajarito.com/ for more information.
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