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AST1 Course Jan 7/8 and Jan 10/11

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  • Started 3 years ago by aparker
  1. aparker
    Site Admin

    The AST1 course will be run over a few days combining classroom and field activities.

    Classes in Kelowna, Wed Jan 7 and Thurs Jan 8, 6p to 9p each evening.
    Fieldwork at Apex Alpine, Sat Jan 10 and Sun Jan 11 830a-4p each day.

    The Instructor is Finbar O'Sullivan.

    ACC OK Members are subsidized 25% of the cost and pay only $190 (non-members $260). There is no better deal unless Santa does it Dec 25th.

    The first Section backcountry trip is Jan 16/17 at the Wheeler Hut. What a great way to be ready to enjoy it to the fullest!

    There is room for 10 participants so don't be disappointed. Contact me at kevinwitzke@hotmail.com to sign up.

    Thanks,

    Kevin
    Chair

    COURSE OBJECTIVES:
    • 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

    Posted 3 years ago #

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