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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.

Wondering what to bring? Check out a suggested Gear List.

If you provide a training, or otherwise require a reimbursement from TNSAR (for lunch subsidy, equipment purchase, etc), please use this form for reimbursement.

The following were the TNSAR trainings for the 2017 - 2018 season.

OCTOBER 7 (Sat) -- SAR YUBA GAP TRAINING

  • Where: Yuba Gap
  • When: 6:45am Team Garage
  • Contact: Brendan Compton /email@baproductions.tv(use current callout list for phone #)

Brendan Compton from Placer County 4X4 Team along with a planning committee is hosting an official all team training day on Saturday, October 7, 2017 in the Yuba Gap area of Placer County. It will include a full day training beginning at 0730hrs and wrapping up around 1800hrs. The training is open to all PCSAR teams using their respective specialties and equipment. The invite also goes out to Tahoe Nordic members and Nevada County Search and Rescue, which will create a diverse training.

OCTOBER 8 (Sun) -- RUBICON PEAK HIKE

  • Where: Rubicon Peak
  • When: 8:00am Team Garage; 8:30am rubicon water tank
  • Contact: Russ Viehmann /1(use current callout list for phone #)

Come enjoy an early season,snow free hike up Rubicon Peak. A good time to meet new members and catch up with old

OCTOBER 14 (Sat) -- CALIFORNIA AVALANCHE WORKSHOP

  • Where: Lake Tahoe Community College
  • When: 9:00am 1 College Drive, South Lake Tahoe G
  • Contact: Jeff DeVries (use current callout list for phone #)

The California Avalanche Workshop is a pre-season gathering of snow travelers to share knowledge, learn, laugh, and network. This seminar is modeled after the International Snow Science Workshop and other regional one-day snow and avalanche workshops throughout the west. The workshop will feature diverse speakers from different sectors of the winter sports industry. Register at: https://register.asapconnected.com/CourseDetail.aspx?CourseId=62363

OCTOBER 18 (Wed) -- NIGHTTIME NAVIGATION

  • Where: Paige Meadows
  • When: 6:00pm End of Sivertip
  • Contact: Mark Johnson (use current callout list for phone #)

Change out the batteries in your GPS and join Mark for a skills workshop focusing on real world navigation skills in the oft searched Paige Meadows locale...

OCTOBER 22 (Sun) -- CANCELLED TBD DRYLAND TRAINING CANCELLED

  • Where: TBD
  • When: 8:00am Team Garage
  • Contact: Neil Morse /1(use current callout list for phone #)

Training cancelled

NOVEMBER 1 (Wed) -- BEACON/PROBE/RECCO TRAINING

  • Where: Kings Beach
  • When: 3:00pm Beach in front of Conference Center
  • Contact: Devin Hiemstra (use current callout list for phone #)

Join Devin for a dryland refresher on our Avalanche safety electronics.

NOVEMBER 4 (Sat) -- SHOULDER SEASON POTPOURRI

  • Where: TBD
  • When: 8:00am Team Garage
  • Contact: Sara Carbonari (use current callout list for phone #)

If it's dry, lace up your hiking boots, if there's snow, break out the skis. Always a hard time of the year to predict the weather, but one things for sure: it will be a great day in the field with longtime team member Sara, honing our search and navigation skills.

NOVEMBER 8 (Wed) -- NEW MEMBER ORIENTATION

  • Where: SAR garage
  • When: 6:00pm Team Garage
  • Contact: Tim Bosse /1(use current callout list for phone #)

Come to the team garage for an orientation on the team, our equipment and how to be the best member you can be! Also open to the old guard who cant remember where those darn maps are kept

NOVEMBER 12 (Sun) -- MAP AND COMPASS

  • Where: North Tahoe Beach (Across from Safeway)
  • When: 9:00am North Tahoe Beach
  • Contact: Randall Osterhuber (use current callout list for phone #)

Join Randall for a morning session of map and compass work. He will be covering all the basics of navigation with hands on techniques and practice. If you have a compass and maps of the North Tahoe/Kings Beach area, please bring.

NOVEMBER 15 (Wed) -- FIELD GPS NAVIGATION & RADIO TRAINING

  • Where: Tahoe City
  • When: 6:00pm Tahoe XC
  • Contact: Andrew Osterreicher (use current callout list for phone #)

Come out for an evening training session at TXC. Navigate your way between different waypoints using maps, GPS's and pure intuition in a scavenger hunt style adventure. There will be miscellaneous scenarios to work through as well throughout the evening. We should be done around 9pm.

NOVEMBER 18 (Sat) -- INYO SAR SALINE VALLEY TRAINING

  • Where: Saline Valley
  • When: tbaam Saline Valley
  • Contact: Brad Altman /1(use current callout list for phone #)

Weekend training with Inyo county SAR. Contact Brad Altman for more details

Who: You, your spouse/SO, kids, pets, gold fish/bird, etc. Needs to be mentioned here that your non-sworn in partner, gold fish, etc cannot ride in the county vehicles or participate in the training component of the trip; you’d have to drive your own rig, however they are welcome to be with us in Saline.

Where: Saline Valley - camp near mouth of Pat Keyes Canyon, tech rescue scenario TBA but likely Cougar

DECEMBER 4 (Mon) -- WINTER ILLNESS & INJURY SYMPOSIUM

  • Where: Hyatt Regency
  • When: 3:00pm 111 Country Club Drive, Incline Vil
  • Contact: Register Below (use current callout list for phone #)

The Winter Sports Symposium - Get the latest treatment modalities and strategies to manage winter injuries including a segment on avalanche resuscitation by team member Eric Stendell. Open to all Team Members. You must register yourself. Register here: http://www.tfhd.com/wiis

DECEMBER 16 (Sat) -- MOCK SEARCH

  • Where: Pole Creek
  • When: 9:00am Bradley Hut
  • Contact: Doug Read (use current callout list for phone #)

Doug Read will be leading a mock search training at the Bradley Hut on Saturday 12/16-be at hut by 9am. A group will be heading out Friday afternoon at 2pm and will be sleeping in the hut. Come out for a fun filled overnight.

JANUARY 20 (Sat) -- TEAM SPECIFIC AVALANCHE TRAINING

  • Where: TBA
  • When: TBAam TBA
  • Contact: Scott Meyer /1(use current callout list for phone #)

One day team avalanche training with Lel Tone. Details soon

JANUARY 21 (Sun) -- TEAM SPECIFIC AVALANCHE TRAINING

  • Where: T
  • When: TBAam TBA
  • Contact: Scott Meyer /1(use current callout list for phone #)

One day team avalanche training with Lel Tone. Details soon

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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