Alpine Rescue Team’s 2018 Backcountry Safety Programs
Join us at our HQ at El Rancho for this year’s series of free classes and programs (donations are appreciated). Seating is limited, so register by clicking on the links below.
March 8, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM – Skills for the Hills ’18: Technical Rock Climbing Safety
April 5, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM – Lightning, Hypothermia and Altitude Sickness
Please join us to learn technical rock climbing safety skills. Whether you are learning to set up top ropes or you are a skilled multi-pitch trad climber, there will be something for everyone to learn. We will cover many topics, from why we make potentially fatal mistakes on our local sport routes to risk management as it relates to climbing. Please come for a fun evening where you will learn skills and techniques that will help keep you and your friends safe out on the rock.
Alpine member Curt Honcharik is a local climber who enjoys warm days at North Table and the freezing summits of 14ers alike. He has taught climbing safety courses for fellow SAR members and sits on the Technical Standards Committee for Alpine.
Please park in RTD’s El Rancho Park n’ Ride across the street or the lower, dirt lot – DO NOT park on Alpine’s or Foothill Fire Department’s asphalt parking lots or driveways. Thank you.
The training calendar below shows Wednesday trainings, which are open to the public, unless explicitly stated otherwise. Weekend events are for members only unless explicitly stated otherwise.
Skills for the Hills is Alpine Rescue Team's public wilderness and backcountry education program. Our classes are free, however we appreciate donations at the door. We never charge you, your family or the local authorities for search and rescue.
Support Alpine Rescue Team and all Colorado SAR teams by purchasing a Colorado Outdoor Recreation Search and Rescue (CORSAR) Card. Buy a five-year ($12) or one-year ($3) card online.
"Skills for the Hills" is used with permission of Mountain Aid, Scotland.