Total noob (its me)

Discussion in 'Touring Partners' started by Katrinaandrocket, Nov 17, 2018.

  1. Hey guys,

    I'm 100% new to all of this. I have all of my avalanche equipment and I'll be taking an AST 1 course pretty early in the season. I just invested in a splitboard setup and I've been trying to work myself into enough shape to get out there and be good for a decently long tour. I would love a mentor thats willing to deal with my total noobness (and likely slow-er-ness) and willing be to show me a few areas I can ride.

  2. Hi KatrinaandRocket,

    The Spokane Mountaineers puts on a BC 101 class mid-winter that can often be a helpful jumping off point for people to connect with other locally and acquire some knowledge. I see you are jumping in a AST 1, which is also a good move. I know the mountaineers was one place for me where I met up with some people to get better acquainted with the area, skills, etc. You can attend a few things they put on before becoming a member (kind of a try before you buy). Just a few thoughts. Once the BC 101 dates are firmed up I'll post them to the pandhandle site here. Take care and keep the winter stoke alive!

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  3. Bill A.

    Bill A.

    Spokane, WA
    Short notice, but the Spokane Mountaineers are having their monthly general membership meeting tonight (Monday, 11/19), 7pm at the Mountain Gear Warehouse (6021 E Mansfield, Spokane Valley, WA 99212). As lec4 mentioned, you don't have to be a member to attend.
    Last edited: Nov 19, 2018
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  4. PowderPanda

    PowderPanda Staff Member

    Liberty Lake, WA

    Welcome Katrina!!
    What’s your riding level? That will help for understanding who would take you and when.
    Some areas work great for a less advanced rider and others are too techinical.

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  5. Hey again guys! Sorry it's taken a while to get back, the holidays got a hold of me.

    So, I am attending the Level 1 Avalanche course being held by the Silver Mountain ski patrol over the next two weeks, so I'll be set soon on all of that.

    As far as my riding level, I can handle double black powder runs up at schweitzer going down. I haven't done any big jumps/cliffs yet, but those are on my list of goals for this season. It's the touring part I have no experience with, which would likely slow me down quite a bit.

    Thank you all for the responses! I sort of didn't expect to get any.
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  6. Please definitely let me know about this! I'd love to attend something like that :)

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