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Advanced Patroller School

Hello to all,

We are letting you know about the upcoming Advanced Patroller School. This year the clinic is at Blue Mountain in Palmerton, Pennsylvania, northwest of Allentown. The clinic is Friday September 21st-Sunday September 23rd. In the three days we cover most of the areas that we as patrollers will come in contact with in the course of doing our jobs such as First Aid, low angle rope rescue, high angle rope rescue, management discussions, risk management discussions, avalanche beacon work, extrication, just about everything except S&T. We strive to have this clinic be fun, informative, very hands on, and very low pressure. You will see folks there from all over the Eastern Division. If you are a basic patroller, then this clinic is for you. If you are going for Senior, then this clinic is for you. If you are looking to become a Senior T/E, then this clinic is for you. If you have aspirations beyond those categories, then this clinic is for you. At this clinic, we are all patrollers, nothing more. So as patrollers we are there to learn new techniques, see and play with different equipment, and have input on various different discussions along the way. We will learn from each other. You will all come away from the weekend having learned something, that you can bring back to your home area and help improve the patrol.

The itinerary is still in development, and we try to have some unique situations that will challenge you, yet have you walk away saying "I did that!", and "I learned something", and most importantly, "I had fun". We will be camping at the ski area, and have access to shower facilities right in the patrol room. We go out of our way to feed you, and feed you well. If you go home hungry on Sunday, it's your own fault. So what are you going to see over the course of the weekend:

What to bring:

This course does count as a Senior elective if you are cycling through the Senior progream. Even if you are not working toward senior and you are interested in advancing your patrol skills and meeting new people, fill out and follow the instructions on the registration form.

Thanks,
Tom Wallin
Swain Ski Patrol

Posted August 21, 2018

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