Course Schedule

Avalanche Skills Training 2 (AST2) for sledders

Date: February 14, 2020 to February 17, 2020

So you've got your AST1 training and some experience riding in the mountains.  What's your next step?

AVALANCHE SKILLS TRAINING LEVEL 2 (AST2)

AST2 for sledders in Mackenzie, North RockiesThis training steps it up - way up.

To register, email lauren@overhang.ca and we will explore if it's a good fit for you.

This particular course will be based out of Mackenzie, BC, with quick access to big terrain.  Instructed by Dave Merritt.  AST1 certification is a prerequisite, as well as a high degree of comfort riding your machine.

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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.

Course cost: $660 plus GST.  A reminder: this course is in Mackenzie!

Email us for more details or to arrange for invoicing or over-the-phone registration.


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