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AST 1 Theory portion
November 17, 2019 @ 8:00 am - 4:00 pm$150
What is This?
This is the first of a two day AST 1 course, split up into to sessions for those with a busy schedule and can’t find the time to do both days back to back in one weekend. Don’t worry! We have day jobs and kids too, we got you covered. Take the theory now and take the Field day at your earliest convenience on one of our other dates throughout the season. It’s all Good!!
What you will Learn:
- Avalanche formation and release
- Identify avalanche terrain
- The basics of trip planning
- Optimal use of tools and resources like the avalanche forecasts to mitigate your avalanche risk
- Use appropriate travel techniques in avalanche terrain
- Intro to companion rescue
You will also learn how to prepare yourself and your group, both physically and mentally. Discuss everything you need and the things that you may not have thought about yet, the tools to self rescue if the time comes to pick up the pieces of an unexpected slide. Then the awareness, any experienced backcountry traveler will tell you it’s not that hard, as long as you are observing your surroundings on every step and every corner. We look forward to sharing this knowledge with you!!
When: November 17th, 2019
Where is it located?
Vernon, BC. Exact location to be decided.
What Do I Need to Bring?
This course requires nothing but the desire to get out in the backcountry and a keen eye to see the snowpack and your surroundings in a whole new light. Preparedness and awareness is really the key to a safe day out in the backcountry. Transceiver, Shovel and Probe are beneficial (but not mandatory until the Field Day portion).