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:

FEBRUARY 9 (Sat) -- SUGAR BOWL TO SQUAW

Join Troy for a classic Tahoe tour. Come prepared for a big day, as this is a 13 mile hike in the summer.

FEBRUARY 17 (Sun) -- POSTPONED DUE TO INSTRUCTOR SCHEDULE CONFLICT. STAY TUNED!ALPINE HIGH ANGLE PRER
Indoor class pre-requisite for high angle class on March 23,24. Topics will be Knots, simple ropework, patient packaging for vertical lifts

MARCH 9 (Sat) -- NORTHSTAR SNOWMOBILE TERRAIN FAMILIARIZATION
Bring a lunch and a full tank of fuel, will be riding the roads on the south side of Northstar, focusing on the 06 side and associated drainages. Study maps prior and familiarize yourself with: 06 power lines, Big Chief, Tahoe City Ice Caves, Sawtooth Ridge, Deer Creek, Robie Equestrian Center, Fiberboard, Watson Creek, and Watson Lake. Terrain traveled will be dictated by the team's riding skills and willingness to get into and out of tough terrain.

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


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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