Ouray youth learns about avalanche safety

GGSF is proud to have helped a Ouray youth learn about traveling safely in the backcountry.

Henry is an avid snowboarder who has been dreaming about venturing into the backcountry and wise enough to know he needed more knowledge first. He reached out to GGSF for a scholarship to help fund his Level 1 Avalanche Course with Peak Mountain Guides.  We were delighted to help!  He’s just reporting back on his adventure and it sounds like it was a great success.

We’ll have a full report soon, but wanted to share a few highlights and encourage you to ace-me-n-dogsjoin us tonight (Jan. 18th) for Ace Kvale’s show SOLVITUR AMBULANDO at the Sherbino Theater (doors open 6pm).  Follow Ace and his dog on a 60 day adventure in the canyonlands. Proceeds from this event go directly to our scholarship fund!

On our way up we had to figure out how to safely traverse the terrain in front of us or around us, to find the safest way up the mountain. Our ascent took us approximately three hours to get to our turnaround point. It was hard work, but in my mind all of this was worth it.

1889032_10202906137084730_1199986015_oWith all the recent snows the class had an amazing ski down after their hard work and eager learning…

As many of us in the San Juans know, there is nothing quite like skiing fresh powder and breathing the crisp mountain air while the legs and lungs word hard uphill!


Thank you again for the scholarship and the amazing opportunity to be able to take this class. I am inspired more than ever to pursue a deeper knowledge of the great outdoors. How lucky I am to call this place home.

Help us make more opportunities like this possible.

We look forward to seeing you tonight!