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Avalanche Awareness Class with American Sign Language Interpretation

Author(s): Northwest Avalanche Center
Video Release Date: March 1, 2021
Video Source: YouTube

Whether you ski, snowshoe, snowboard, or snowmobile, recognition of avalanche danger is an essential and potentially lifesaving skill. This introductory virtual class provides a basic approach to managing risk. NWAC instructor, Robin Pendery with support of ASL interpreter Eudore Muhlbauer, will explain how to access avalanche and mountain weather forecasts and recognize basic signs of avalanche danger. These classes are an introductory presentation geared towards the novice wintertime backcountry user.

Learn more about live Awareness Classes here: https://nwac.us/avalanche-awareness-classes/

Instructor Bios:

Robin Pendery During the winter, Robin is a ski patroller and avalanche forecaster at Crystal Mountain, and during the summer she works as a mountain guide in Washington and beyond. Robin loves teaching people about avalanches, both in avalanche awareness lectures and in AIARE courses. In her free time, she can be found skiing (of course) and getting really nerdy about risk management.

Eudore Muhlbauer Raised in the Catskill Mountains of New York, Eudore Muhlbauer’s native language is American Sign Language, as both his parents are Deaf. Having moved to Washington in 2015, Eudore now works in the Puget Sound area as an RID Certified ASL-English Interpreter. He is immersed in Deaf Culture and passionate about the outdoors. Some of Eudore’s work includes working as the former director at Deaf Youth summer camp in the Adirondacks for several years, interpreting for outdoor recreation including: snow/splitboarding, mountaineering, snowshoeing, snowcat, snowmobiling, snow kiting, paddling, biking, camping, hiking, and first aid wilderness. Additionally, he is a passionate mountaineer, successfully summiting some of the PNW Volcano classics including Mt. Baker and Mt. Rainier.

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