Course Schedule

Sledders: Avalanche Skills Training 2 (AST2)

Date: January 18, 2018 8:30 am to January 21, 2018 6:00 pm

An AST 2 course is suitable for people with a moderate degree of training and experience and who have taken an AST 1 course. An AST 2 course builds on the foundations of your AST 1, and provides an intermediate decision-making framework for travelling in avalanche terrain. An AST 2 course comprises a minimum of 9.5 hours of classroom instruction with a minimum of three days in the field. The course is suitable for people with a moderate degree of training and experience.

Learn more about travelling safely through avalanche terrain.

AST 2 Course Objectives:

At the end of the course, students should be able to:

  • Use the Avaluator 2.0 as a filtering tool to determine when additional planning and travel techniques are required to travel safely.
  • Be familiar with Avalanche Danger Ratings vertification techniques for personal use on a local scale.
  • Be faimilar with the Avalanche Terrain Exposure Scale (ATES) technical model as a means to develop personal, local terrain ratings.
  • Use routefinding to take advantage of nuances in terrain to manage personal risk.
  • Use travel techniques in avalanche terrain appropriate to the avalanche conditions.
  • Proficiently carry out a companion rescue.
  • Understand the limits of their training.

For more information, head to Avalanche Training Course Descriptions.

Course cost: $600 plus GST = $630.00

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To pay your $300 deposit now, click below. We will follow up with an email. The remaining amount will be due by January 11th

Course will be held in Wells, BC

Instructor is Marshall Dempster

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