Dean Cummings, Outdoor Educator of the Year and owner of H2O Guides, at the Big O show, Oct. 5, 6, 7, Dena'ina Center
This 90-minute avalanche awareness program is for skiers, snowboarders, snowmachiners and anybody who spends time in Alaska's snow-covered mountains. Also check out H2O Guides new line of skis conceived in Alaska and built for skiing all conditions that the Chugach range presents.
The STEEP LIFE film is a documentary of Dean's commitment to the sport and dedication to accomplishing two BIG First Descents in the Chugach Range of Alaska; Meteorite and the Tusk. With surreal footage, the film depicts the early days of AK skiing and the development of practical protocols that are beginning to be implemented and recognized in the USA. Don't miss your opportunity to meet Dean and learn The STEEP LIFE Protocols for safe mountain travel - assessing safe zones from the top down and on the go snow assessment.
After the film, Dean will describe implementable avalanche terrain management techniques and "on the go" snow assessments. Heli-ski guiding requires a "Top-Down" method for assessing snowpack and route selection, the lessons learned from this type of guiding will change the way you look at the mountains no matter how you travel to and around the Backcountry. Dean will also describe his 3 Strike methodology for determining actions in the mountains that will help you simplify and process avalanche information, weather and terrain to sharpen your decision making.
Learn The STEEP LIFE Protocols from Dean Cummings, former US Olympic Ski Team Captain, World Extreme Skiing Champion and 19 year Owner and Operator of H2O Heli-Guides in Valdez.
The STEEP LIFE Protocols: let the mountains guide your instincts and decisions.