Friday 11/10
500 – 730pm    ESAW 2017 Kickoff and Friends of Tuckerman Ravine fundraiser and social event at International                                   Mountain Equipment, North Conway– Registration and Door Raffle-refreshments

 

Saturday 11/11  Leura Hill Eastman Performing Art Center, Fryeburg Academy, Fryeburg NH

 0730 – 0815     Registration

0815 – 0830     Welcome, Introduction, & Housekeeping                                                                                                                                          Frank Carus, Mount Washington Avalanche Center, Director

 Morning Session 1

0830 – 0915     Organizing Doubt: Asking Questions in Avalanche Terrain
                            Jerry Isaak, SUNY Plattsburgh, Expeditionary Studies Professor

0915 – 955       Wind Slab – the broad spectrum of one avalanche problem
                           Sarah Carpenter, American Avalanche Institute, Co-owner/Instructor

955 – 1015       Break & Raffle

 

Morning Session 2  

1015 – 1100    Snow science before you dig: Seven steps to maximize the fun factor                                                                                                                                                                            Jerry Isaak, SUNY Plattsburgh, Expeditionary Studies Professor

1100 – 1130     Case Study, Fatality and Injury in the Wallowas
                          Ryan Matz, Mount Washington Avalanche Center, Avalanche Specialist

1130 – 1200     Spur of the Moment – Impulse Decision Making in the Backcountry                                                                                           Eric Knoff- Gallatin National Forest Avalanche Center, Forecaster

 

1200 – 115 Lunch & Raffle

 

Afternoon Session 1

115 – 215         Roundtable Discussion- Zero Avalanche Fatalities in the United States-Merely a Lofty Goal?
                           Moderator—Frank Carus, Mount Washington Avalanche Center
Participants— Eric Knoff, Jerry Isaak, Sarah Carpenter, Ryan Matz

215 – 230         White Mountain Avalanche Education Fund – an Update
                           Bethann Swartz, White Mountain Avalanche Education Fund Board Member

230 – 250        Break & Raffle

Afternoon Session 2

250 – 330         Case Study – Ice Climber Fatality During the 2009 Bozeman Ice Festival                                                                                 Eric Knoff- Gallatin National Forest Avalanche Center, Forecaster

330 – 350         April Fool’s & Pi Day: Two Snowstorm Case Studies
                          Mike Carmon- Mount Washington Observatory, Senior Forecaster                                                     

350 – 430         Checklists as a Tool for Decision Making
                            Sarah Carpenter, AAI

430 – 630         Social hour or two