Entries by joe


Supporting Sponsors 2017

A massive thanks to Outdoor Research and DPS Skis for being our headline sponsors this year. All there support and gear goes toward providing a great educational event as well as scholarships and grants in the coming years. Our supporting sponsors, Julbo, Hyperlite Mountain Gear, American Avalanche Association, Acadia Mountain Guides, Sterling Rope, Mammut and […]


Silent Auction Items Stacking up!

More and more people are registering and sponsors are sending lots of great items to help support this year’s event. DPS Skis is digging deep and bringing a pair of Foundation 99 Wailers. Outdoor Research is sending a box or two of warm jackets and other OR gear for those long cold days of winter […]

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Friday Night Kick-off Social

The Friends of Tuckerman Ravine (FOTR) are working hard to line things up for the Friday Night Social at International Climbing Equipment in North Conway. To save time on Saturday we’re also doing early registration Friday night (pretty exciting) but we’ll also be showing some videos, debating the pros and cons of the latest avalanche gear […]

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Dinner Details announced

Grab your date, your wife, your friends or your mother and plan to attend this year’s Eastern Snow and Avalanche Workshop and Dinner. Speakers and panel discussions all day and then if that’s not enough you can register for a great dinner and listen to internationally known avalanche forecaster Rudi Mair as the keynote speaker. […]

2015 Agenda finalized

Speakers have been booked, plane tickets finalized and we are looking at a hot line up for this years ESAW. FOr teh details here’s a link to the agenda page. https://www.esaw.org/2015-2/2015-agenda/ If you haven’t registered by now, get on it space is filling up fast.  

Rudi Mair on Youtube

Learn more about avalanches through the ten main danger patterns defined by the Tyrol Avalanche Warning Service. Weather patterns occurring over the winter often repeat themselves. Rudi Mair and Patrick Nairz, both seasoned professionals at the Tyrol Avalanche Warning Service, recognized this phenomenon and derived ten consistently recurring avalanche danger patterns from it. With their […]

Don Sharaf on Vimeo

Don Sharaf and I performing a variety of stability tests on a NE facing 20 degree slope about 9100 feet ASL. When dealing with Deep Slab problems, test results can be misleading or hard to interpret. This video shows and extended ECT (200cm x 30cm) followed by a normal ECT (90×30) and a PST test. […]


Bruce Jamieson talks on Vimeo

This presentation is similar to one presented at the ISSW 2013 in Grenoble France. The paper corresponding paper is posted at ucalgary.ca/asarc/issw2013/Iso31k_Jamieson ISO 31000 and avalanche mitigation projects from Bruce Jamieson on Vimeo.   Based on an ISSW 2009 paper by Bruce Jamieson, Juerg Schweizer and Cora Shea, the presentation uses an event tree, an […]

Non-profit organizations supporting us.

A huge thanks to our these great organizations that are supporting us through a variety of ways. Each organization is either helping with financial support, expertise or guidance and everyone has been a big help in getting this years event off the ground. We’re looking forward to working with all of these guys through the […]

2014 Agenda finalized!

After many hours on the phone, texting and emailing, we have finalized Saturdays schedule and it looks delicious! Plenty of variety, lots of top notch speakers and athletes from across the US. This year should be one to remember. 4th Annual Eastern Snow and Avalanche Workshop November 7 & 8, 2014 Theater in the Wood, […]