News: TGR's International Pro Riders Workshop Starts Today At Snowbird

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Teton Gravity Research’s four-day International Professional Riders Workshop starts today at the Cliff Lodge at Snowbird Ski and Summer Resort in Utah.

TGR is dedicated to creating a culture of safety among film production crews and athletes in the field and IPRW was created to continue the commitment of maintaining professionalism in the mountains.

“IPRW is our version of the NFL's preseason camps,” TGR Supervising producer Greg Epstein said. “This is a chance for the TGR team to get together, go over essential mountain skills and engage in some team building.”

During the first part of the workshop, TGR athletes and production staff will take a two-day, 16-hour Wilderness First Aid course taught by Marilynn Davis of the Jackson Hole Outdoor Leadership Institute.

The second part of the course will focus on avalanche awareness, avalanche rescue, and snowmachine safety.

The last part of the course will focus on rope and pulley systems, trip and evacuation planning, and international travel concepts.

IPRW gives participants the chance to refresh and learn valuable mountain safety skills each season prior to production trips. The goal is to provide a stimulating workshop format in which to learn.

“As lead guide for TGR, it has been my pleasure to further develop IPRW,” Kent Scheler said. “I have tried hard to create a workshop based on suggestions and recommendation from the crew and develop a format that would not only benefit the individual, but further expand an already knowledgeable team.”

IPRW schedule:

Dec. 19-20: Wilderness First Aid
Dec. 20-21: Moving Snow Lectures
Dec. 21: Snow Assessment and Field Rescue Session
Dec. 22: Additional Lectures and Workshops
- Trip and Evacuation Planning
- Ropes and Pulleys Workshop
- International Travel Concepts

Follow along as the course progresses as we update you at the end of each day with words, pictures and video.

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