Some of these photos appear within other pages on this site. Work is in progress to improve and update
Avalanche/Helo Training, Pierce County, February 1998
vectors in the
Helo crew rehearses
hover loading (36K)
Poul snaps Shocka into her
(56K), getting ready for a lift.
Teams load safely at
Nice shot of Pierce
taking off. (25K)
Avalanche Training at Hurricane Ridge, Olympic National Park, February
Poul and Dan P. dig
out the subject
(28K) while Bruce rewards Molly
Another ambitious hole
(24K) dug by
Bruce. Note that the snow surface is well over the top of his head. This
deep of a burial requires extra shovelers for safety reasons.
Poul helps the subject
out of the hole
(49K) while Dan P. watches Molly get rewarded.
Bruce and Molly
satisfying each other's need for a game of tug.
Helicopter Training, January 1997
Carrie (37K) sometimes disagree on who's in charge.
Cooper and Skadi keep an eye on Faith and Beth (53K) as they
wait for their helicopter.
Shocka and Poul
and Bruce safely exit the helicopter (30K)
Avalanche Demo/Training, Snoqualmie Summit, January 1997
Molly has a find
the vegetation used in the burial as a distraction.
(32K), waits for his
human partners to excavate his find. Lazy or smart? You make the call!
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Text and photos copyright Dan Comden, 1995-2004
Seattle, WA U.S.A.
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