One of Steve's passions was mountaineering education and safety. Makes sense as his professional working life was spent teaching the next generation about the wonders of science. Through the generosity of family and friends, the Steve Gladbach Memorial Fund was created to promote Colorado mountaineering education. Managed by the Colorado Mountain Club, the funds are available for grassroots education grant projects, education scholarships to supplement the recipient's mountaineering education pursuits and public service projects.
"Searching in parallel" is a technique used to locate avalanche victims with avalanche beacons when there is plenty of manpower available. It can be used by search-and-rescue groups and ski patrols when multiple burials are suspected or the number of buried victims is unknown. The more people that are available, the narrower you can make the search strip for each searcher. For more information on this technique, visit the research page on the Backcountry Access (BCA) website at http://backcountryaccess.com/research