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?

Avalanche dogs.