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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 2018 - 2019 season.

OCTOBER 6 (Sat) -- RUBICON PEAK HIKE

  • Where: Rubicon Peak
  • When: 8:30am Team Garage; 9:00am Rubicon water tower
  • Contact: Russ Viehmann /1(use current callout list for phone #)

Come out for a three hour tour of the trail up Rubicon Peak. Great views from the rocky summit

OCTOBER 8 (Mon) -- BELAYING AND ROPE ESSENTIALS

  • Where: TNSAR Garage
  • When: 5:30pm
  • Contact: Devin Hiemstra (use current callout list for phone #)

A session pertaining to belaying and other rope work with team president, Devin Hiemstra. Bring anything climbing related you would normally use on a search as well as a harness and belay device.

OCTOBER 12 (Fri) -- OHV TRAINING

  • Where: Pole Creek
  • When: 7:30am Team Garage; 8:00am pole creek parking lot
  • Contact: Scott Baumgardner /1(use current callout list for phone #)

Come out for a classic "lost guy" scenario. Map and compass, GPS and radio skills will be covered. Bring your 4x4, quad, moto, or side by side, Maybe we can get Jesse out with his Ural and sidecar

OCTOBER 17 (Wed) -- GARAGE/TRUCK ORIENTATION

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

Join Andrew for a a primer on the organization of the Team Truck and Garage.

OCTOBER 20 (Sat) -- CALIFORNIA AVALANCHE WORKSHOP

  • Where: Kings Beach
  • When: 9:00am North Tahoe Events Center
  • Contact: Jeff DeVries (use current callout list for phone #)

The 5th Annual 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. Now in Placer County! Register at: https://www.sierraavalanchecenter.org/caw

OCTOBER 21 (Sun) -- GROUSE ROCK HIKE

  • Where: grouse rock
  • When: 8:30am Team Garage
  • Contact: Neil Morse /1(use current callout list for phone #)

Hike grouse rock in the fall Colors!

OCTOBER 27 (Sat) -- POWDERHORN CREEK TO FIVE LAKES

  • Where: Barker Pass
  • When: 8:00am Team Garage
  • Contact: Jeff DeVries (use current callout list for phone #)

Join Training Co-coordinator Jeff DeVries for a splendid jaunt in the Powderhorn Creek drainage all the way to Five Lakes. Navigation, socialization, and terrain familiarization will be focused upon in an often searched zone off the backsides of Squaw and Alpine.

NOVEMBER 5 (Mon) -- BEACON PRACTICE

  • Where: Tahoe City
  • When: 5:30pm Granlibakken Ski Hut
  • Contact: Devin Hiemstra (use current callout list for phone #)

Come early to the next Team Meeting and run through an informal beacon course set up by Pro Patroller and Team President extraordinaire Devin Hiemstra. A good opportunity to practice and try out some new beacons.

NOVEMBER 6 (Tue) -- NIGHTTIME NAVIGATION

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

Time to brush up on your GPS and and map reading with Mark in a workshop focusing on real world navigation skills in the oft searched Paige Meadows locale...

NOVEMBER 10 (Sat) -- TERRAIN FAMILIARIZATION - 5 LAKES

  • Where: 5 Lakes Creek
  • When: 8:00am Team Garage
  • Contact: Sara Carbonari (use current callout list for phone #)

Join Sara for a day of navigation and terrain familiarization in the 5 Lakes and Hanging Lake zone.

DECEMBER 21 (Fri) -- 2 DAY AVALANCHE TRAINING OPTION 1

  • Where: TBD
  • When: 8:00am TBD
  • Contact: Scott Meyer /1(use current callout list for phone #)

The first available dates for the team avi training. Stay tuned

JANUARY 26 (Sat) -- 2 DAY AVALANCHE TRAINING OPTION 2

  • Where: TBD
  • When: 8:00am TBD
  • Contact: Scott Meyer /1(use current callout list for phone #)

second option of dates for team avi training, stay tuned

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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