Dean Cummings

Esteemed backcountry guide tours Colorado with “Steep Life Protocols”

Esteemed backcountry guide tours Colorado with “Steep Life Protocols”

Dean Cummings

Photo provided by H20 Guides

Big mountain ripper, seasoned mountain guide, and Alaska heli-skiing badass Dean Cummings is venturing from AK to Colorado this month to present his renowned Steep Life Protocols avalanche education seminar. Throughout January, Cummings will be making four stops throughout The Centennial State, spreading his knowledge and promoting the importance of backcountry awareness.

Steep Life Protocols is a terrain management system that Cummings has developed in an effort to guide more safely and efficiently in Alaska’s burly Chugach mountain range. Cummings encourages all skiers, mountain professionals and other backcountry aficionados to implement the Steep Life Protocols to reduce risk and create awareness when accessing backcountry terrain.

Steep Life Protocols – Colorado Tour:

Aspen, CO: January 27, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m., at the Rio Grande Meeting Room (above Taster’s Pizza). Presented by H2O Guides and Powder To The People.

Avon, CO: January 28, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. at Christie Lodge’s “Beaver Creek Room.” Presented by H2O Guides and Charter Sports. Free to attend.

Boulder, CO: January 29, CU Boulder, Benson Earth Science Building Room #180, $5.00 admission fee benefits the USCSA Ski Team at CU Boulder. Presented by H2O Guides and Audi Boulder.

Denver, CO: January 30, 6:00 – 10:00 p.m.at the Hyatt Regency Strata Bar – The Steep Life Party, presented by H2O Guides, H2O Outdoor Gear, and Audi Boulder, with live music by Joel Kachel and H2O Outdoor Gear Skis giveaway.

Cummings’ Steep Life Protocols events will include a 2015 Steep Life film screening, an avalanche education presentation, discussion, a question and answer session as well as product giveaways. Participants can also sign up for the chance to win a pair of H2O Outdoor Gear all-mountain skis to be given away at the Steep Life Party at the Hyatt Regency Strata Bar in Denver, CO on January 30.

Visit www.facebook.com/H2OGuides for more information and updates on Steep Life Protocols events. Learn more about Steep Life Protocols at https://www.alaskahelicopterskiing.com/the-steep-life.

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