Avalanche Skills Training 1 - Banff

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Provided by Jeff Bullock
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Duration:16 hours
Max guests: 8
About

Avalanche Skills Training Level 1 (AST 1) consists of one day in the classroom and another in the field. Alpine Air Adventures, in partnership with Avalanche Canada, delivers AST training curriculum designed to enable people to travel in the backcountry safely, understand where to obtain current information and understand the onsite snow pack dynamics and terrain use.

A detailed course package will be emailed 3 days prior to course commencement.

The field day will be held on Sunday at Bow Summit or Vermilion Pass. In some cases due to conditions the field day location may change, this will be discussed in class. The start and finish times will be similar to that of the classroom.

All AST 1 Participants receive Avalanche Canada Curriculum and the 'Avaluator' decision making tool.

Students must have snowshoes, ski touring or splitboard equipment for the field day. All avalanche safety equipment, shovel, probe and transceivers are included in the cost if needed.

Some of the topics discussed:

  1. The root causes of avalanches

  2. Understanding basic weather concepts and patterns contributing to avalanche hazards

  3. First hand experiences from the instructors used for case studies

  4. Group dynamics, risk tolerance and discovering your personal mountain intuition

  5. Avalanche Terrain Exposure Scale (ATES)

  6. Snow crystal growth and metamorphism (snow science)

  7. Avalanche Canada daily

  8. Avalanche Bulletin

  9. Quick intro to companion rescue and avalanche gear

What's included
  • Avalanche Safety Equipment
  • Avaluator decision making tool
  • Intro to Avalanche terrain text book
  • Experienced guiding team
  • Avalanche Canada Certificate of completion
Not Included
  • Transportation, can be organized
  • Accomodations
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