Du 18 Feb 2017 au 19 Feb 2017 - Saint-Adolphe-d'Howard
AST Level 1 (Avalanche Skills Training Course)
The level I Avalanche Skills course (introduction), will provide guidance to decision making and will be:
- Based on the most advanced knowledge available.
- Adapted for users with basic training and some experience.
- Introduce prior concepts for the next avalanche training.
- Present and promote the safety course avalanche level 2 as a logical step for intermediate level decision-making skills.
At the end of the course, the student should:
- 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.
Duration: 2 days
Difficulty level: beginner
Cost: 235$ (plus taxes)
+7.25$ Canadian Avalanche Centre contribution fee (plus taxes)