Date(s) Price(s)
December 16-22, 2022 $875 (includes food and lodging)

Description

Whether you are guiding snowmobile, dogsled, ski or snowshoe/toboggan trips, there are a lot of skills required that are specific to the winter environment.

The following topics will be covered in depth:
  • Hypothermia – recognition, prevention, treatment
  • Frostbite – recognition, prevention, treatment
  • Ice Reading – characteristics, formation, safe route selection
  • White-out navigation – map & compass, GPS, traditional Inuit techniques
  • Minimal Equipment – for any type of winter travel – human powered or snowmobiles
  • Snow machine Travel – off trail, freighting loads with quamotiks & toboggans, dealing with slush, the “well outfitted” snow machine, tow ropes vs. tow bars
  • Winter bivouac – Spending a night out with the clothes on your back, snow & bough shelters
  • Client Concerns – Looking after your sports in the winter
  • Winter Camping Techniques – Setting up a safe, dry, warm traditional winter camp, fire building with and without matches
  • Dog & Human Powered Travel – Depending on snow/ice conditions we will also cover the basics of snowshoe and dog team use.

For more information, contact Polly or Kevin at (207) 824-2073 or mahoosucguides@gmail.com.

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