Sécurité avalanche

Du 18 Feb 2017 au 19 Feb 2017 - Saint-Adolphe-d'Howard

AST Level 1 (Avalanche Skills Training Course)

Goals :

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)