Becoming an Avalanche Search and Rescue Dog in Colorado
In this episode, I had the pleasure of speaking with Doug Lesch, president of C-RAD. He details what it takes to become an avalanche search and rescue dog team in Colorado.
Check out the blog post for this show where I included lots of photos and a video about C-RAD.
Your chance of surviving an avalanche is slim…but not entirely out of the realm of possibility. Trying to increase your chances of survival is exactly what a search and rescue team in Summit County, Colorado has been working on year round since the mid 1980’s.
Colorado Rapid Avalanche Deployment or C-RAD as they’re known, is a 501(c)3 organization comprised entirely of volunteers diligently honing their avalanche rescue teams and creating future generations of highly trained rescue personnel.
One of the most critical components of those teams?