2018 Alpine Safety Fair - September 22, 2018 was created by AlpineRescueTeam
Alpine Rescue Team is presenting a free, jam-packed Safety Fair on Saturday, September 22, from 10:30 AM to 5:00 PM at their rescue headquarters, 28802 Rainbow Hill Rd. The fair features presentations by experts in high-altitude medicine, expeditions, winter climbing and weather/avalanche safety, which will help you prepare for winter recreation in the mountains.
• 10:45 – Acute Mountain Sickness & Hypothermia by Dr. Skeet Glatterer, MD. Dr. Glatterer is a cardiothoracic surgeon and Fellow of the Academy of Wilderness Medicine and has been a member of Alpine Rescue Team since 2005. He has served as an expedition physician for climbing companies on guided climbs to Russia, Africa, Nepal and Alaska.
• 12:00 – Team Dynamics: Picking Hiking Partners, by Alpine Technical Specialist Martin Barnett. He will also discuss his 2018 expedition leading a team more than 600 miles across Antarctica to the South Pole.
• 1:15 – Tips for Winter Climbing Fourteeners and Other Backcountry Adventures, by Alpine member Dale Atkins. Dale is a veteran of more than 40 years of mountain rescue, ski patrolling and avalanche science and is an internationally recognized avalanche expert.
• 2:30 – Mountain Weather and Avalanches by Mike “Coop” Cooperstein, Colorado Avalanche Information Center. Coop has been a weather and avalanche forecaster in the CAIC's Boulder office since 2015.
• 3:45 – Flight for Life of Colorado’s live helicopter landing and tour. See what the inside of the helicopter that Alpine uses for medical patient evacuations, “avalanche deployments” and “lift ticket” shuttling of rescuers look like and talk to the flight crew.
More than a dozen great items will be raffled off, including Sterling climbing ropes, Spyderco knives, MountainSmith packs, an REI tent, Echo Mountain lift tickets and EarthTreks day passes.
Meet “Tuuli” and her handler Paula Bindrich, A Search and Rescue Dogs of Colorado-certified search dog team.
Meet Brad & Melissa McQueen, authors of “Exposed: Tragedy and Triumph in Mountain Climbing,” their story of survival, and rescue by Alpine, in 2001, when they and Brad’s father were stranded overnight on Mount Evans during a freak late-spring blizzard. Their book, “Exposed: Tragedy and Triumph in Mountain Climbing” is the full account of the accident and their rescue.
Exhibitors include: Denver Mountain Guiding, BCA-Back Country Access, PMI Rope, RSG Offroad, G-force Powersports of Lakewood, Per Sys Medical, Friends of CAIC; Clear Creek County, Jefferson County and Gilpin County Sheriffs Offices with snowcats and mobile emergency operations centers, Colorado 4x4 Rescue & Recovery.
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Alpine Rescue Team hosts third annual safety fair
There’s always the possibility that something bad could happen for those who hike, bike, ski, climb, snowshoe and drive in the mountains, be it injuries, avalanches, animal attacks, storms, becoming lost, falls and so on.
But, if and when something does happen, are locals prepared?
The Alpine Rescue Team hopes so now, thanks to this weekend’s third annual Alpine Safety Fair.