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Susan Purvis
United States

PO BOX 1164 Marion, MT 59925
(970) 596-2999

Course Leader

B.A. Geology, University of Montana, 1985.
Author, Go Find: My Journey to Find the Lost--And Myself. Memoir: 2018.
The Mountain Guides, Montana Avalanche Course Lead. 2018- current.
Snowbird Mountain Guides 2022- Present
Montana EMT, Wilderness First Responder
Gold Exploration Geologist. 1988-2006.
United States Congressional Recognition, Paying Tribute to Susan Purvis and Tasha, the Avalanche Dog. US House of Representatives. 2003.
Crested Butte Outdoors International, LLC, Owner and Lead Instructor.

Marmot Ambassador.

Wilderness Medical Associates International Course Leader 2000 to current.

American Institute Avalanche Research and Education (AIARE) Course Leader.

Flathead Avalanche Center Instructor 2015-2018.

The Mountain Guides, Montana Avalanche Instructor, 2016- current.

Selkirk Outdoor Leadership Education (SOLE) Avalanche Instructor, 2016/2017.

Former Ski Patrol at Crested Butte Mountain Resort and Eldora Ski Resort.

Avalanche and Search and Rescue Dog Handler 1995-2005 Crested Butte, CO.

Ski guide, Irwin Lodge, CO.

Colorado Rapid Avalanche Deployment Team (C-RAD) 1997-2006.

Glacier National Park Volunteer Ranger, Bike and Raft Patrol. 2015-Current.

Glacier Institute Geology Field Instructor. Glacier National Park. 2010-2013.

Wilderness Emergency Medical Technician. 1995-Current.
Wilderness First Responder. 1998-Current.