Backcountry Self Reliance: Survival in the Winter

10:00 AM  –  2:00 PM

Evergreen: Echo Lake

  • Member price: $79
  • Non-member price: $99
  • 12 spots left

  • Fitness level  2: Easy Active
  • Skill level  1: Beginner
  • Minimum age: 12
  • Group size: 12

Dreaming of that perfect line or backcountry hut? What happens when the plan falls apart? Join REI's professional Instructors for a hands on exploration of the winter 10- essentials and emergency preparedness techniques. During this course you will develop the framework and skills to effectively implement the tools to help you manage a winter survival situation. This course will help new and experienced outdoor travelers build a stronger comfort for those unplanned misadventures. Attendees must be 12 years or older to participate.

  • Learn what gear is needed for a winter Emergency Kits and 10 Essentials kits
  • Learn how to prioritize necessities in an emergency situation
  • Emergency Shelters: Modern and Available
  • Learn the basic of reading and using a map

Evergreen: Echo Lake

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From I70 take exit #252 (CO-74/Evergreen Parkway), follow CO-74 south for 2.8 miles, turn west onto CO-Rd 66/Squaw Pass Rd, continue for 18.2 miles to Echo Lake. Our instructors will be located at the Echo Lake Warming Hut on Echo Lake (not at the Echo Lake Lodge). If you have any issues, please contact us: Monday-Friday 8am-5pm @ 303-756-3100 x806; or Saturday-Sunday on our after-hours phone @ 720-515-2290. Our email is monitored Monday-Friday: denver-os@rei.com.