Jim Fritsch


Utilize my skills and abilities to the fullest, to enhance my professional and personal contributions and growth.

Experience / Qualifications

  • Guide: Points North Heli-Adventures, Inc. – Cordova, Alaska – 1999-present.
    – client safety, snow and terrain assessment, glacier travel, communications, helicopter operations, avalanche control and procedures.
    – bungee and fishing guide for down days.
  • Owner / Operator: Primal Instinct – 1991-present.
    – client and staff safety, rigging procedures, training of staff and clients, stunt coordinator.
  • US Heli Ski Association Level III Mechanized Ski Guide
  • California State University, Chico, BA, Phys. Ed. exercise science/physiology.
  • US Coast Guard / Masters Captain Lic.
  • Alaska EMT I
  • Medic / Cordova Volunteer Fire Dept.
  • American Avalanche Association PRO 1, Alaska Avalanche School
  • Back Country & Avalanche Rescue Response, Cordova Alaska
  • Confined Space / High Angle Rescue, Cordova Alaska
  • Red Cross Cert. Lifeguard
  • Ski Safety Patrol, Mt. Eyak, Cordova AK
  • All-Seasons Wilderness Guide: Rafting, Fishing, Skiing, Wildlife Photo, Brown Bear Observation, Launch Site Exploration
  • International Snow Science Workshop
  • Helicopter Short-Haul Rescue

Interests / Activities

  • Playing in my backyard – Chugach Mountains, Copper River Delta, North Gulf Coast AK
  • Learning new ways to experience gravity, water and snow
  • Fitness and Training
  • Meeting new people
  • Family and Friends

He has been in Cordova since the first season and never left. Has he ever missed a season?