This is the Kamihoro emergency shelter. If you need to use this shelter in an emergency during the winter months, note that you must enter from the upper floor entrance using the ladder shown in the picture. There are 2 sets of doors, one on the outside and one on the inside. Be sure to close it behind you and latch appropriately, or snow will cumulate behind the door, making it impossible to enter.
I can’t believe it! It’s only been 34 hours since we opened up our application form, and we’re already full for the hands-on training! Each year our hands-on training gets a lot of applications, but this is a first ever, and I’m shocked. Just SHOCKED! It’s great to know that so many people want to get serious about mountain safety, but at the same time, I’m sorry that we couldn’t accommodate everyone.
There usually are, however, a few cancels each year, so we’re still keeping the application form open on a waiting list basis. Don’t get your hopes too high though, because there are usually only a few cancels each year, and a waiting list about 10 times longer. Stay tuned for more info!