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Winter Backpacking

Last week’s Winter Backpacking trip to Tronsen Meadow was a success! In this winter skills course with Upper School Outdoor Education Teacher Jay Wyatt ’04, students spent the first part of this course preparing for the three-day snowshoeing trip. The group discussed winter weather, identified strategies to prevent and treat hypothermia and frostbite, and learned how to stay warm and happy in the snow. In the field, students adventured through the alpine environment and practiced winter camping skills, such as digging a snow kitchen. For the remainder of the course students will explore back-country communication and decision making strategies, using case studies and practical scenarios.