Backcountry Self Reliance: Survival in the Winter

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$79 for REI Members

$99 for non-members

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  • Fitness level 2 Easy Active
  • Minimum age 12
  • Group size 8 people

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

What to bring with you

Map image of Evergreen: Echo Lake

More directions and information

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 questions or issues, please contact us @ 720-608-4198, or