EVENT: Avalanche Awareness & Preparedness--FREE!

Posted by Adventure 16 | 12.25.2017

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Join Allen Giernet, Founder and Director of So Cal Snow Avalanche Center (SCSAC) for the first step in avalanche education.

Avalanche Awareness will give you a comprehensive overview of avalanches, how they happen, how to travel in avalanche terrain, what conditions are cause for concern and what to do if you or your partner is caught in an avalanche.

Through exciting video footage, photos and engaging dialog, you will learn why you should be aware, and how to be prepared when you enter the unpredictable environment of the winter mountains. You will learn what types of equipment are standard for winter backcountry travel and how they operate.

There will be demonstrations and opportunity to try this equipment. Unfortunately, lives have been lost to avalanches in our local mountains and the world over. Join us and start the path of education that will help keep you and your friends safe while allowing you to enjoy our winter wilderness for a lifetime.

Happy Half-Hour at 6:30pm; Presentation at 7:00pm   helix logoarc'teryx logo
Wednesday January 17: A16 San Diego Store
Thursday, January 18: A16 Tarzana Store
Friday, January 19: A16 West L.A. Store


Every guest will receive one raffle ticket for Arc'Teryx gear with the option to purchase more. All proceeds will go to So Cal Snow Avalanche Center to benefit their programs.

Allen GiernetAllen Giernet is the founder and director of So Cal Snow Avalanche Center (SCSAC), was formerly the Vice President of Snowboarding for Team Mountain High. He is an avid outdoor enthusiast with over four decades of wilderness adventure behind him.

He is the owner and lead guide of Further Your Adventure, an American Mountain Guide Association Single pitch instructor and aspirant Ski Guide, an avalanche Level 1 and Level 2 instructor with the National Ski Patrol, a member of the American Avalanche Association (AAA), a member of the American Mountain Guide Association (AMGA), and a certified Wilderness First Responder (WFR).

He received the National Ski Patrol award for outstanding avalanche instructor in 2014 and was recently featured on MSNBC Split Second Decision as expert commentator for the avalanche ahead episode. And when not in the local mountains completing snow pack studies for the avalanche center, he can be found somewhere splitboard mountaineering in search of steep, deep powder filled descents, rock climbing, kayaking, back packing or doing anything else that gets him outside.


So Cal Snow Avalanche Center is a non profit organization operated by a highly skilled group of volunteers. The organization provides important snow pack information and weather conditions for the local mountains. Helping our recreational community to make well informed decisions when entering winter mountain terrain. We also provide free and low-cost training and education while promoting education throughout southern California and the eastern Sierra Nevada.

For more information visit: www.socalsnow.org