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Public Avalanche Awareness Presentations for 2015

Farrellones, Chile. Once again thanks to Base Camp Farrellones for the Organization, Blue Tambo for hosting, and everyone  for showing up and seeking further knowledge. (July, 2015).         Thanks to Nevados de Chillan for hosting, and everyone … Continue reading

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Patrulla de Ski Chile El Colorado, Chile. (July, 2015).

Beacon Donation and Training to Patrulla de Ski Chile de El Colorado, a rescue organization operating in the Central Cordillera serving the El Colorado ski area.  

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Beacons, Probes, Shovels, and Education- El Colorado Patrol (August, 2013).

Thanks to a Generous Donation by the Theo Meiners Snow Safety Foundation we were able to equip all 30 of the Professional Ski Patrollers from El Colorado with beacons, shovels, and probes! El Colorado borders and avalanche path named by … Continue reading

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Training Mountain Operations- La Parva, Chile (August, 2013).

We had multiple trainings at La Parva this year, 2 Avalanche Awareness presentations with the ski club, and an indoor and outdoor training session with Mountain Operations. Here’s a picture of the indoor section of this mountain operations training.

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Practica de rescate con Patrulla de Ski Chile Chillan

July 28th, 2013 Rescue Scenario Practice with Ski Chile Patrollers and Chillan Patrollers. Philippe Gauthier, ACMG guide, demonstrates…

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15 Beacons, 15 Probes, and 15 Shovels to El Colorado Patrol (Aug 2012)

Thanks to a big donation from Ortovox we at the South American beacon project are happy to be able to give 15 beacons, shovels, and probes to El Colorado Patrol. El Colorado borders (and actually owns the majority) of an … Continue reading

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La Parva, El Colorado, and Valle Nevado SABP Collaboration with Ortovox for Tres Valles Beacon Class (Aug 2012)

Santiago Chile has a population of 7 million people. It is by far the biggest concentration of people in country, which is comprised of only 16 million people. When Santiago chooses to go ski, it will most likely choose to … Continue reading

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42 Beacons, Ketchum Fire Department, and Marshmallow Candy (February-March 2012)

For a lot of us in ski towns beacons are a part of our essential gear, myself as a worker in a rescue organization (ski patroller), I wear one everyday.  Every couple years our department updates our beacons to ensure … Continue reading

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Avalanche Awareness Along the Wasatch Front Contributes to Avalanche Awareness in South America (December 2011)

In mid November I received an email thanks to Benny Pellegrino, from Milosport Ogden, it was along the lines of: “Hey we raised 150 dollars for the Beacon Project last Friday at the Premier of a snowboarding movie, and I’m … Continue reading

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More than 30 Beacons Donated!!! Thanks to Mountain Equipment Coop,the West Vancouver Salomon Store, and Scott W.

She went into the back to grab the box; it was so big it couldn’t fit into the South American Beacon Projects postal box. As she set the box rather heavily on the counter I read the return address, Vancouver. … Continue reading

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