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Hear John Taussig of Backcountry Medical Guides speak on Backcountry Safety

The Santa Cruz Group of the Ventana Chapter of the Sierra Club

has arranged for John Taussig of Backcountry Medical Guides

to speak on Winter Backcountry Safety.

John Taussig was a sailor and traveling surfer before moving to Montana for college. He quickly became obsessed with climbing, mountaineering, and poking around the backcountry with his skis and snowboard. As an EMT and paramedic, he found a mixture of ambulance, ski patrol, and National Park Service ranger hood to be the ticket for his “work loop” between Santa Cruz, Seattle, and Jackson Hole. He is also a flight medic on a rescue helicopter.
He is currently Executive Director of Backcountry Medical Guides, which offers Wilderness Medicine courses of varying levels from a roster of paramedics, MDs, RNs and EMTs. They offer certification courses from Wilderness First Aid and First Responder to Maritime Medicine in locations in Big Sur as well as Lake Tahoe and Belize.

When: Tuesday, January 29th 6:30pm Refreshments & Social Time and 7pm Presentation

Where: The Santa Cruz Live Oak Grange Hall at[masked]th Ave. near Capitola Road in Santa Cruz.


Parking is available, but try to arrive sustainably.

All are welcome. Donations appreciated.

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  • Backcountry Medical G.

    It was great to meet you guys! Thanks for the unbelievable support last week and for all that you do as a group.

    February 6, 2013

  • Keresha

    Entertaining, informative and humorous presentation!

    January 31, 2013

  • Karen K.

    Sorry I couldn't be there - how did it go? Did anyone tape it?

    January 30, 2013

  • Andy B.

    Good info and entertaining presentation. Thanks Sierra Club and John!

    1 · January 30, 2013

  • leslye l.

    Excellent! Informative, funny, inspiring.

    1 · January 29, 2013

  • Keresha

    If you want to car pool, bike, bus or walk together to the event, contact people via this web site. Be the sustainable change!

    January 27, 2013

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