Eastern Snow and Avalanche Workshop







ESAW 2014 - Friday night November 7th & Saturday November 8th in North Conway, NH  

This year we have a new venue at “Theatre in the Wood”, a few miles from IME and different from last year’s elementary school location. 

Registration and up to date information is online at www.esaw.org

The registration fee will again be $75.00 which includes all the talks, several raffles throughout the day, coffee, donuts/fruit and social at IME with hops and barley.  We will stretch ourselves thin, but the registration will also include Friday’s fun evening social, beverages, music, and a slide show soon to be announced highlighting climbing big snowy mountains.  If you can’t make it Friday night that’s ok, but you will be missing out on a great time!

Our Agenda is coming together quickly.  As we have done before we will bring a number of western professionals to our weekend.  So far this year we have:

Karl Birkeland, Director of the National Avalanche Centera prolific avalanche researcher focused on field applications and stability understanding.  He will speak about the National Avalanche Center and the Forest Service Avalanche Forecasting System, as well as Stability Tests and how they correlate with one another.  I'm sure we'll also hear about some of his most recent work with the Propagation Saw Test (PST).  I’m looking forward to his headline talk “Recent advances in understanding avalanche release and stability tests”.  

Toby and/or Paige Weed from the Utah Avalanche Center will also be with us filling us in on their programs and observations from the Utah mountains.  

Sam Colebeck will be back with thought provoking concepts he worked on through a career as a physicist with the Army's Cold Region Research and Engineering Laboratory (CRREL). 

We are also partnering up with the American Alpine Club (AAC) over the next 3 years to help bring more avalanche education to climbers.  Unfortunately, in the Northeast climbers lead our avalanche fatalities and accidents so we are partnering to change this trend.  The AAC’s “Live your Dream Grant” now has an additional ESAW Award and Friday night will in part be a fundraiser to raise awareness about all the AAC is doing.    

Any remaining funds will go to The White Mountain Avalanche Education Fund set up to educate kids of the northeast about avalanches.  If  you are a teacher or a coach of High School students please let me know if you are interested in your young adults coming to ESAW at no charge. 

We look forward to seeing all of you at ESAW 2014 in North Conway NH on November 7th and 8th!  Please forward this to anyone you feel may be interested.  

Chris Joosen, Director
Mount Washington Avalanche Center, White Mountain National Forest

You can contact us at:

EMAIL: [email protected]
Facebook: EasternSnowAndAvalancheWorkshop
Twitter: @ESAWavalanche


November 08, 2014 at 7:30am - 5:30pm
Believe in Books
41 Observatory Way
Intervale, NH 03860
United States
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