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Avalanche Safety Training Level 1 AST1 (January 2013)

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  1. aparker
    Site Admin

    Update December 2013:
    This course ran in January 2013. Sorry for any confusion. Currently we are not planning an AST1 course for 2014.

    Get an introduction to avalanche skills and the basic principles of safe winter backcountry travel. The ACC Okanagan Section is offering an AST1 course during the first week of January. This course offers more than the average AST1 course with two full days in the field *and* will be subsidized for ACC Okanagan section members. This will be a great companion course for those participating in the Beginner Backcountry Weekend on January 12th and 13th.

    2 Classroom Sessions:
    Wednesday January 2nd 6PM - 9PM / Thursday January 3rd 6PM - 9PM

    2 Days of Field Work:
    Saturday January 5th 8:30PM - 4:30PM / Sunday January 6th 8:30PM - 4:00PM

    Classroom sessions take place in Kelowna. Field work will take place at Apex Resort near Penticton.

    Finbar O'Sullivan from Avi-Safe Consulting

    • Understand the basics of avalanche formation and release.
    • Identify avalanche terrain.
    • Know the steps required to plan and carry out a trip.
    • Use the Avaluator™ as a decision-making tool in areas where trips are rated using the Avalanche Terrain Exposure Scale (ATES) and where Avalanche Danger Ratings and Avalanche Bulletins are available.
    • Find resources for obtaining ATES terrain ratings if their trip is not rated.
    • Find resources for obtaining Avalanche Danger Ratings and Avalanche Bulletins if these are not available.
    • Use appropriate travel techniques in avalanche terrain.
    • Carry out a companion rescue.
    • Understand the limits of their training

    $150 for ACC Okanagan section members / $200 for non-members.

    For additional info, and to obtain a mailing address for cheques, contact Andrew at 250-868-1833. Space is limited to about 8 spots. Satisfaction 100% guaranteed*

    (*not an actual guarantee)

    Posted 6 years ago #
  2. aparker
    Site Admin

    We still have a few places remaining on the AST1 course next week.

    This is a great opportunity to get an introduction to the basics of safe winter backcountry travel at a very reasonable price. The course offers more than the average AST1 course with two full days in the field *and* will be subsidized for ACC Okanagan section members. The price includes all of the printed course material.

    We can provide transceivers, shovels, and probes for the course if you need them.

    If you are interested please contact me right away otherwise as the course approaches we may need to fill the remaining places from other sources.

    Posted 6 years ago #

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