Guest Speakers

Simon Piney

Snowmobile Rescues In Avalanche Terrain

Topic description: The presentation will cover the regulatory and safety framework that search and rescue teams are bound by when responding in avalanche terrain. The presentation will then cover case studies of some winter rescues undertaken by the Fernie team.


Bio: Simon Piney is Head of Fernie’s Search and Rescue Team. He has been involved with the group for 20 years, and has been involved in hundreds of rescues during that time, including many winter rescues. Simon is a member of the Avalanche Rescue Team, High-Angle Rope Rescue Team and runs the CDFL (heli longline) Team.