2nd Annual Alpine Safety Fair September 23, 2017

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ALPINE SAFETY FAIR – 2017

Are You Prepared for the Backcountry This Winter?
Come to the 2nd annual Alpine Rescue Team Safety Fair and find out!

When?
Saturday, Sept 23, 2017. Open to the public from 11:30 am to 4:30 pm

Where?
Alpine Rescue Team Headquarters
28802 Rainbow Hill Rd, Evergreen, CO 80439 (El Rancho)

Get the knowledge. Get the gear. Head out prepared.
Join us for free, educational talks & demonstrations from local experts. All ages and skill levels welcomed. Vendors will be there to educate, discuss their products and sell some as well.

11:30 – 12:30 – “The 7 Summits” by Martin Barnett (World class climbing guide will discuss his climbs on the world’s tallest mountains. More info.

12:45 – 1:45 – Avalanche and Snowpack Discussion by Dale Atkins (An active Mountain Rescue team member for over 30 years and former avalanche forecaster. Dale is also an internationally acclaimed expert on Mountain Rescue).

2:00 – 3:00 – Mountain Weather – how it is different than Denver’s by Chris Tomer (Chris is Ch 2’s meteorologist, an active outdoor enthusiast, and an internationally acclaimed meteorologist who has supported many expeditions around the world). More info.

3:15 – 4:15 – Flight for Life of Colorado– helicopter live landing and tour of the helicopter. More info.

You can meet Search and Rescue Dogs of Colorado’s canine searchers talk with the dog handlers, and see demonstrations of their abilities. The fair will also feature the Clear Creek County Sheriff’s snowcat – which you can climb inside. Giplin County Sheriff’s Emergency Communications trailer, as well as Jefferson County Sheriff’s large snowcat and Emergency Communications Trailer. Representatives from all three sheriff departments will be available to answer all your questions. Live demonstration of use of Avalanche Airbags. Kids can chat with rescuers and rig a rescue system as well, “Can you pull hard enough?”. And, Chris Tomer will demonstrate the technology of KWGN-CW2’s “Pinpoint Weather Beast” , their mobile TV weather truck. Chris may do a live forecast from the Fair.

RPM Motor Sports is this year’s “Title Sponsor”. Please visit them at www.rpmms.com/index.asp

We are looking for additional support sponsors, donations, and exhibitors. If you are interested, please contact Ken Hauser at the link on the sponsor contract below. Alpine Rescue Team is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization and never charges for rescues.



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Replied by AlpineRescueTeam on topic 2nd Annual Alpine Safety Fair September 23, 2017

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Alpine Rescue Team announces its 2017 Backcountry Safety Fair

Alpine Rescue Team will feature world-renown experts, Saturday, Sept. 23, 11:30-4:15 at its headquarters at 28802 Rainbow Hill Rd, Evergreen, CO 80439 (I-70 at Bergen Parkway, SH 74).

The program will feature talks on mountaineering, mountain weather, snowpack and avalanche safety. The fair is free and kid friendly. 15 exhibitors will be there, with outdoors gear, classes and rescue resources - including search dogs, Snowcats, maps, clothing and equipment.


11:30 – 12:30 - Meet team member Martin Barnett, (World class climbing guide and one of 450 worldwide to have reached the summit of all seven continents) who will discuss his climbs on the world’s tallest mountains.

12:45 – 1:45 – Avalanche and snowpack review by Dale Atkins. Dale has been a team member for more than 30 years, is a former avalanche forecaster and a past president of the American Avalanche Association. He is also an internationally acclaimed expert on mountain rescue.

2:00 – 3:00 – Mountain Weather – how it is different than the flatlands of metropolitan Denver. Presented by Mike “Coop” Cooperstein of the Colorado Avalanche Information Center (CAIC).

3:15 – 4:15 – Flight for Life of Colorado – helicopter live landing and tour of the helicopter.

All you have to think about is Alpine rescuing you or your family member.
We never charge for rescue.
Donations are of course accepted at the event or online, at www.alpinerescueteam.org/support/donate/

For more details go to www.alpinerescueteam.org/safety-education/alpine-safety-fair/ .

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20 Aug 2017 19:42 #2
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Replied by Mountain-News-Events on topic 2nd Annual Alpine Safety Fair September 23, 2017

So many of the factors that the Alpine Rescue Team emphasizes will increase your risks for a terrible outcome were present with this tragedy, Man who died on Capitol Peak likely chose route similar to Aspen couple :
  • The man who fell had never climbed a 14er before, and this is one of the more dangerous and difficult 14ers to attempt.
  • He was not wearing proper shoes (flat-soled skateboard shoes) or clothing (although the clothing made no difference here, but it would if he'd gotten caught overnight and it had rained).
  • He didn't listen to his more experienced hiking partner (whom he didn't really know, also not a good idea) and chose to leave the route they'd used to come up and instead went another way that leads to cliffs that are not climb-able. The exact area where another couple had also fallen and died within the last week.
  • The two men got started late and didn't take enough water or food. The man who died had gotten thirsty and tired before they even separated.
  • They didn't have the 11 Essentials all hikers should have heading out into the wilderness.

If you are an avid outdoor person, would like to start conquering the 14ers, or plan to spend more time in the high country, please attend Alpine Rescue Team's Safety Fair and learn how to do it safely so you come back home every time.
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Replied by AlpineRescueTeam on topic 2nd Annual Alpine Safety Fair September 23, 2017

Final preparations are underway and we are excited to meet you at our Alpine Safety Fair this Saturday!
It will be held at our headquarters at 28802 Rainbow Hill Rd, Evergreen, CO 80439 (I-70 at Bergen Parkway, SH 74) from 11:30am-4:15pm.




Our own internationally-renowned avalanche expert Dale Atkins will discuss Avalanche and Snowpack at 12:45. Join us for important information to stay safe in the hills, and visit our 12 exhibitors of gear, clothing and classes.
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