DEN: Avalanche Safety for the Colorado Skier and Explorer

The 2018-2019 winter was a historic season for avalanches in Colorado. Last week, the Denver Mappy Hour January event took a look back at the ingredients from some of those iconic events and dug into the future of avalanches in Colorado.

Dr. Jon Kedrowski discussed winter weather and climate to better prepare locals for the ski season ahead. The event focused on typical weather and snowpack conditions in Colorado for the downhill and backcountry skier along with featuring avalanche safety and backcountry preparedness.

Dr. Jon Kedrowski, a CO native, is a geographer, author, and ski-mountaineer. He began skiing at age 2, climbed his first 14er at the age of 8 and finished climbing all 58 Colorado 14ers before he turned 18. Jon’s recent projects include climbing six of the seven continental summits and four Mt. Everest expeditions (2012, 2015, 2018, and 2019).

A big thank you to our Presenting Sponsor, The North Face as well as our beer sponsor, Crazy Mountain Brewery. Be sure to visit our friends with The North Face inside Cherry Creek Mall and share a brew with the Crazy Mountain crew off of Kalamath & 5th.

Colorado Challenge – Shout out to all of our members participant in the Colorado Challenge. A link to the blog with all the guidelines and details can be found here:

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