AST 2 - Friday, Jan 11, 2019

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The Basics:
Event Type: Course 
Event Location: Lake Louise for first weekend, Golden for the Second 
Date(s) & Time:   Friday, Jan 11, 2019 04:30 PM  
Registration Cut Off:   Saturday, Dec 22, 2018 12:00 AM  
Event Duration: 5 Days. Two Weekends 
Difficulty Rating:   D1 - See Conversion Chart  
Trip Coordinator(s):   Tyler Hallman

Participant Info:
Who's Invited:   Members Only  
Attendee Screening:   Attendees are Pre-Screened
Maximum Group Size: 8
Maximum No. Guests: 0
Minimum Group Size: 5
Maximum No. Guests Per Member: 0
Number Registered So Far:   8 (View sign-ups, waiting list)
Are Dogs Permitted:   No

THE BEST AST 2 COURSE EVER. WE HIRED THE BEST GUIDE (Kirsten Knechtel), MADE THE COURSE 2 WEEKENDS IN TWO AWESOME LOCATIONS AND HAVE 4 FIELD DAYS INSTEAD OF THE STANDARD 3. PRICE IS SET AT BREAKEVEN - YOU WON'T FIND A BETTER DEAL! AST 2 Course. This course will take place over two successive weekends. The first weekend (Jan 11 - 13)will be out of Lake Louise and start with a Friday afternoon classroom session. Saturday and Sunday will be spent out in the field. The following weekend (Jan 19, 20) will be based out of Golden, with the main destination being Rogers Pass. Students are encouraged to ski tour without the guide on second Friday (Jan 18), with course field days being Saturday and Sunday and an evening session on Saturday night.
Required Items to Bring:
You are responsible to bring your regular ski touring gear and YOU NEED TO PROVIDE YOUR OWN TEXT AND FIELD BOOKS. Beacon, probe, shovel. Regular ski touring gear. Warm puffy for standing around, two pairs of gloves for snow pit work. You will need a copy of the book: "Staying Alive in Avalanche Terrain" by Bruce Tremper, a copy of the Avaluator 2.0: 830/Avaluator-English-V2-0 and a copy of "Decision Making in Avalanche Terrain - a field book for winter backcountry users" English-V2-0

The total cost is estimated to be $799 and includes the course fee, 2 nights accommodation at Lake Louise Hostel and 2 nights accomodation in Golden. Participants are responsible to bring their own text books and for their own food.

Cancellation/Partial Attendance:
Please review our participant responsibility guidelines!

There are no refunds. Once you have paid you are responsible to find a replacement if you no longer wish to attend. After signing up on the wait list please wait until the coordinator responds to you with regards to your eligibility for the course. They will then instruct you to pay for the trip. Payment can be made via e-transfer to the Treasurer at along with the following information: Name, Full Address with postal code, phone number, email, event title and date, trip leader/coordinator and the password to accept the payment. These details assist the bookkeeper in sending out receipts for payments. Once I have confirmation from the Treasurer that you have paid your deposit, I will move you from the waiting to the attendee list.
*Cancellation Policy*: If a participant is unable to attend a paid course or trip, there will be no refund unless the participant finds a suitable replacement that is acceptable to the trip coordinator. It will then be the participant's responsibility to recover funds from the replacement. If the coordinator cancels an event, participants get a refund (less any non- recoverable costs).
The Calgary Section of the Alpine Club of Canada is a not for profit / flow through course and trip provider. We organize courses and trips based on member demand and divide any costs that we incur between event attendees. In other words, we only charge attendees what it costs us to provide courses or trips.

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Registration for this event closed on Saturday, December 22, 2018 at 12:00 AM.