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  • Introductory Avalanche Skills Training (Level 1) Courses
  • Intermediate Avalanche Safety Courses
  • Advanced Avalanche Skills Training (Level 2) Courses
  • The Complete Introduction to Avalanche Safety
  • Introductory Ski Touring & Winter Glacier Travel
  • Introduction to Backcountry Touring and Ski Techniques
  • The Complete Introduction to Winter Ski Touring
  • Ski Touring Leadership Course
  • Introductory Waterfall Ice Climbing
  • Intermediate Waterfall Ice Climbing
  • The Complete Introduction to Waterfall Ice Climbing
  • Ice Climbing Leadership Course
  • Mountain Winter Camping and Snow Shelters
  • Mountain & Wilderness Navigation

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Features, Information and Articles

  • Outdoor Article of the Month
    • 1995 - including:
      • Winter Hazards During Travel On Ice
      • Get Ready For Winter Outdoors
    • 1996 - including:
      • US Avalanche Danger Scale & Contact Numbers
      • Backcountry Skiing: A five part series by Emerson Sanford
      • Please Help Me, I'm Falling: A Review of Mountain Rescue Texts
      • Rappel Safety Techniques: A Review
      • Traveling at Light Speed
      • May 1996 - Planning the Big Trip
      • Summer Environmental Protection - Getting Ready for the Outdoors
      • Cyril's Guide to Guidebooks - Climbing, Hiking and Skiing
      • SEARCH: A Simplified Self - Help Primer for Outdoor Leaders
      • Winter Hazards During Travel On Ice
    • 1997 - including:
      • Meteorology FAQ - A 7 part series (text files) - copyright Ilana Stern. Reproduced with permission.
      • Humidex -The summer equivalent of Windchill to tell you how hot it really is
      • US Windchill Chart
      • Canadian Windchill and Equivalent Temperature Charts
      • Canadian Rockies - 11,000' plus - A 3 part series on the 11,000 foot peaks in the Canadian Rockies by Peter Rowlands with follow-up letters by Orvel Miskiw and Christine Grotefeld. Reproduced with permission.
      • Windchill One - by Environment Canada / Minute to Freeze Tissue - from the Environment Canada website
      • Canadian Rockies - National Parks Campground information - via the Jasper National Park website • April 97 - Canadian Rockies - Useful Telephone Numbers (9k) latest revision June 1999
      • Canadian Avalanche Danger Scale & Contact Numbers
    • 1998 - including:
      • News From the 1998 Plenary Session of the UIAA Safety Commission
      • A Selection of Knot Diagrams for Introductory Climbing Courses
      • National Park Highlights and Maps - served up by Parks Canada Servers
      • Pressure Conversion Chart
      • Temperature Conversion Chart
      • Magnetic Declination, FAQ - by Chris M. Goulet, of Montreal, Canada. (updated 2000)
      • Jasper Rock Gardens Guidebook 1968 - 1998, 30th anniversary edition
      • National Park Highlights and Maps - served up by Parks Canada Servers
      • Canadian Rockies - Useful Telephone Numbers
      • Summer Climbing Gear Checklist
      • Winter Climbing Gear Checklist
    • 1999 - including:
      • Useful Telephone Numbers
      • Alberta Provincial Park Campground phone reservation listings - via the Government of Alberta website.
      • Parks Canada Visitors Guide to Banff, Jasper, Yoho, Kootenay, Revelstoke, Glacier and Waterton Parks; complete with maps, etc. served up by the Parks Canada website
      • Feet to Meters Conversion Charts
      • Meters to Feet Conversion Charts
      • David Thompson Ice Guidebook - currently under revision
      • Weather Radio Canada - served up by various Environment Canada websites
      • Casio Announces GPS Watch
      • Helicopter Safety in Heliski Operations
      • Avalanche and Snow Safety in Heliski Operations
      • The HIDDEN VALLEY 1939 - 1999, 60 year retrospective and climbers mini-guidebook
    • 2000 - including:
      • Skiing Safely in the Wilderness - A Heli-ski Primer
      • Magnetic Declination, Frequently Asked Questions - by Chris M. Goulet, of Montreal, Canada. Updated in October 2001
      • Who Makes Edelweiss Ropes ?
      • Rope Testing - An Update
      • Mountaineering Equipment Acronyms Explained
      • News from the 2000 Plenary Session of the UIAA Safety Commission
      • Important Information for Hiking and Climbing around Moraine Lake. Issued by Parks Canada.
      • Harnesses Used For Climbing Ice and Walls - by the safety committee of the ACC.
      • Emergency and Radio Communications for Outdoor Guides and Leaders. Updated June 2007
    • 2001 - including:
      • MRA Intermountain Recent Random Testing - From Tom Moyer's Testing Page
      • Salt Lake County SAR Random Testing Tom Moyer's Testing Page
      • Water Knot Testing - From Tom Moyer's Testing Page
      • Side Pull Overhand and Figure Eight ("EuroDeath Knot") - From Tom Moyer's Testing Page
      • Comparative Testing of High Strength Cord- From Tom Moyer's Testing Page compatrative tests on Nylon, Spectra, Technora and other materials.
      • Important Information for Hiking and Climbing around Moraine LakeIssued by Parks Canada.
      • Snow Anchor Strength Tests - From the Alaska Mountain rescue Group
      • Physics for cavers: Ropes, Loads and Energy; By William Storage & John Ganter - From WIlliams Storage's Page
      • The Journal of the UIAA - 2000/03 - Amazing free issue of the UIAA journal focusing on equipment, safety and technique.
      • Technical Advice: Belay Devices - From the British Mountaineering Council
      • Artificial Rigging Anchors for the Present and Future by William Storage & John Ganter - From WIlliams Storage's Page
      • Rappel Safety Rituals by Roger olsen - From the SARINFO BC Page
    • 2002 - including:
      • Technical Advice: Boots and Crampons - From the British Mountaineering Council
      • Getting Started - From the Black Diamond website
      • GriGri: Unmasking the Myths - From the British Mountaineering Council
      • A Summary of the Conference on Nylon and Ropes - From the UIAA/ACC
      • Effect of Top-rope lowering on strength of Ropes - From the UIAA/ACC
      • Emergency and Radio Communications for Outdoor Guides and Leaders
      • First Aid Kit Checklist
      • Repair Kit Checklist
      • Pre-Trip Proof Testing Checklist
      • Transferring A Load from Belay to Anchor and Tying Off a Munter Hitch
      • Anchors in Earnest, revised May 2008
      • Quick Sling Tricks
    • 2003 - including:
      • Unweighting a PCD
      • Basic Helicopter Safety Information Bulletin via the Alpine Club of Canada website
      • Rope via the Mammut website
      • GPS Guide for Beginners via the Garmin website
      • Using a Garmin (r) GPS with Paper Maps via the Garmin website
      • What Heavy Climbers Need To Know from PMI via the American Safe Climbing Association website
      • Anchors in Earnest Version 2, revised May 2008
      • Harness suspension: review and evaluation of existing information - A contract report for the HSE via the HSE website
      • The Black Art of Piton Craft: Basic Considerations for Experienced Climbers and Rescue Personnel
      • Shortroping 100: Shortening the Rope, revised September 2005
      • Pinpointing on a Line from the Backcountry Access website
      • Probing Revisited by Tim Auger and Bruce Jamieson
    • 2004 - including:
      • Tracker DTS Instruction Guide - A booklet for instructors produced by BackCountry Access
      • Tracker DTS Advanced Tutorial - A booklet for instructors produced by BackCountry Access
      • Companion Rescue and Avalanche Transceivers - by Dale Atkins of the Colorado Avalanche Information Center
      • Anchors in Earnest Version 2 - revised May 2008
      • Helicopter Safety for Outdoor Leaders and Guides. revised March 2004
      • Keeping A Learning Journal
      • Emergency and Radio Communications for Outdoor Guides and Leaders - Updated June 2007
      • Public Information Package for Custodial Groups Planning Winter Backcountry Travel. In 2004 Parks Canada introduced new regulations for taking youth groups or minors into avalanche terrain. You MUST have a copy of this document if you travel in the backcountry in Parks in winter with a child not accompanied by their parents. From the Parks Canada website / NOT produced by Rescue Dynamics
      • Parks Canada Avalanche Terrain Exposure Scale (ATES): A NEW system of rating hundreds of popular winter routes within the Western Canadian National Parks. You MUST have a copy of this document. From the Parks Canada website / NOT produced by Rescue Dynamics.
      • Our Ropes Are Much Stronger Than We Believe by Pit Schubert, President of the UIAA Safety Commission - From the UIAA website / NOT produced by Rescue Dynamics.
    • 2005 - including:
      • Climbing Safety - by John Dill and Staying Alive - by John Dill
      • Pulleys and the 3 to 1 Pulley System
      • SCUBA Diving Logbook Pages - Altitude and Nitrox Integrated
      • Shortroping 100: Shortening the Rope, revised September 2005
      • BRAKES - A new rappel safety acronym - A short article on a newly created memory aid for final safety checks on rappels.
      • Pre-Trip Checklist - Newly created checklist for people who lead climbing trips in mountain areas. Version 1.0 September 2005
      • Shortroping 201 - Advanced Rope Techniques for Aspiring Excellent Leaders - Version 1.1, September 2005.
      • Tying Off A Munter Belay and Rescuing a Fallen Climber - Version 1.2, September 2005.
      • Tying Off A Belay Plate and Rescuing a Fallen Climber - Version 1.2, September 2005.
      • Unweighting a Non-Releasable Progress Capture Device - Version 1.2, September 2005.
      • Rock Rescue Quiz - Version 1.2, September 2005.
    • 2006 - including:
      • The Cool Ones: A Review of Texts on the Topics of Ice Climbing and Glacier Travel - Version 6.0, October 2005.
      • Wilderness Medicine Tomes - Version 1.1, October 2005.
      • Cyril's Guide to Canadian Climbing Guidebooks - a listing of over 110 climbing, ski touring, hiking and biking guidebooks. Version 4.0.1, October 2005.
      • NZMSC Snow Anchors Report - from New Zealand Mountain Safety Council
      • Search & Rescue For Outdoor Leaders - from the Mountain Rescue Association
      • Understanding Mechanical Advantage in the Single Sheave Pulley Systems Used in Rescue Operations
      • Practical Guide For Two-Way Radios - a discussion of radio systems
      • Improvised Carabiner Brakes & Munter Lowers - An Introductory Article to Accompany Instruction. Version 2.0
      • Please Help Me, I'm Falling: A Review of Mountain Rescue Texts, Version 6.2
      • UIAA World Magazine 2006 from the UIAA Website
      • Viagra and Other Drugs at high altitude
      • Starting an Abseil Descent
    • 2007 - including:
      • Positioning The Abseil Knot
      • Linking Abseils (Rappels)
      • Wilderness Medicine Tomes, Version 2.0.
      • SCUBA Diving Emergencies - Lesson 40 of the PER Manual
      • Use of the ACMG and Parks Radio Frequencies
      • Emergency and Radio Communications for Outdoor Guides and Leaders - see March 2008
      • Carabiner Wear Tests .PDF file - some anecdotal test results on severely worn carabiners
      • Recommendation REC M 0014 of the Commission for Mountain Emergency Medicine of 1998 - The On Site Treatment of Hypothermia
      • THREE Related Articles - not produced by Rescue Dynamics. but from the US FDA and NIOSH: 1) Explosions and Fires in Aluminum Oxygen Regulators, 2) Regulator Fires resulting from Incorrect Use of CGA 870 Seals, 3) Oxygen Regulator Flash Severely Burns One Firefighter
    • 2008 - including
      • Oxygen Fueled Fires - Safety Alert - December 2007
      • Battery Life in Avalanche Transceivers - by Felix Camire
      • Emergency and Radio Communications for Outdoor Guides and Leaders - revised March 2008
      • Wilderness Medicine Tomes, Version 2.1 revised March 2008
      • Anchors in Earnest Version 3 - revised May 2008
  • Photo Essays

Mountain Weather and Current Mountain Conditions

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