Tahoe Nordic Search & Rescue, Inc. Tahoe Nordic Search & Rescue, Inc.

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TNSAR Training

The Tahoe Nordic Search and Rescue Team holds several training sessions every month throughout the autumn, winter, and spring. Training exercises vary from the ubiquitous terrain familiarization to first aid, avalanche safety or backcountry navigation. The Team trainings are designed to be fun and informative and all Team members are encouraged to attend. The TNSAR garage is located at 223 Fairway Drive in Tahoe City, next to the Tahoe City Fire Department.

The following important notes are for training participants:

The following important notes are for training leaders:

MARCH 11 (Mon) -- HIGH ANGLE PREREQUISITE

high angle prerequisite rescheduled, 5:30-8

MARCH 13 (Wed) -- SQUAW VALLEY TERRAIN FAMILIARIZATION
Full day around the boundaries of Squaw learning the in's and out's of this iconic resort which has served up more than a few searches over the years.

MARCH 23 (Sat) -- ALPINE HIGH ANGLE RESCUE
Two day high angle rescue course in the alpine setting. Open to A Team searchers. Class to focus on lightweight simple rescue systems for extracations in the 40-70 degree range. Topics include; raise and lower systems, alpine anchors and belays, and patient packaging for the vertical environment. Participants must complete a pre-requisite course in knots, ropework and patient packaging. Call Russ Viehmann for any questions

MARCH 24 (Sun) -- ALPINE HIGH ANGLE RESCUE
Two day high angle rescue course in the alpine setting. Open to A Team searchers. Class to focus on lightweight simple rescue systems for extracations in the 40-70 degree range. Topics include; raise and lower systems, alpine anchors and belays, and patient packaging for the vertical environment. Participants must complete a pre-requisite course in knots, ropework and patient packaging. Call Russ Viehmann for any questions

MAY 4 (Sat) -- MT. SHASTA TERRAIN FAMILIARIZATION- HIGH ALTITUDE TRAINING
Join Andrew for an ascent of Mt. Shasta. Plan is to drive up on friday night and stay in Mt. Shasta City, Then ski up and down on Saturday and drive home. Operations up to 14,400 are a part of our Type 1 Nordic status so come on out


Training is an essential part of the Team's activities--new skills are learned, old skills honed, dormant skills rewakened.

Please arrive at the garage ready to depart. Noted times are for departure. Be sure to come to the Team trainings equipped with personal gear--specialized equipment can be borrowed from the Team truck. The Team Garage is located at 223 Fairway Drive, Tahoe City behind the Chevron Station.

The goal of TNSAR is to conduct fast and safe rescues, and to help educate the public on winter safety. If you would like to help TNSAR in this cause, please use the following PayPal donate link. Thanks!

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