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Thursday, February 07, 2008

Utah's Backcountry Awareness Week

Utah’s avalanche education and awareness program continues this weekend with snow safety clinics, on-snow demonstrations, avalanche transceiver drills and an fund-raiser featuring New York Times bestselling author David Oliver Relin.

Events are being held at Snowbird.

At the fundraiser, David Oliver Relin, author of the runaway New York Times bestseller Three Cups of Tea, will talk about his experiences writing and reporting the book, show slides from his travels to the Karakoram Himalaya and discuss the work of Greg Mortenson with the Central Asia Institute and the current crisis in Pakistan.

Relin's presentation, the dinner and silent auction will be Friday evening.

A Snow Safety Clinic will be held Saturday, 9-11 am.

The Advanced Beacon Course will be Saturday, 1-3 pm.

A Hasty Search Clinic will be Sunday, 9-11 am.

See the Snowbird website for details.

Here's an article about Utah's backcountry safety efforts.

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