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 as always - YOU WON'T FIND A BETTER DEAL!
AST 2 Course. This course will take place over two weekends. The first weekend (Jan 9 - 10) will be out of Lake Louise and start with a classroom session. The classroom session may be virtual, and will be Jan 4. It would be nice to be able to have indoor pre/post trip meetings through-out the course, so expect at least some indoor time, likely with a mask on. Saturday and Sunday will be spent out in the field.
The next weekend will be Jan 29, 31 and will be based out of Golden, with the main destination being Rogers Pass. Students are encouraged to ski tour as a group without the guide on Friday Jan 28, with course field days being Saturday and Sunday, with a possible evening session on Saturday night.
If you are looking to get the most out of an AST 2 course, this is the course for you.
- A desire to learn
- Completion of a pre-course assignment (based on "Staying Alive in Avalanche Terrain" by Tremper)
- Ability to ski downhill comfortably at a diamond or double diamond level
- Ability to ski 1000 to 1500m vertical in a day (if you aren't sure please ask the coordinator)
The Calgary section has put significant effort into designing a good AST 2 - one in which you will get the most of out it. If you just want to do AST 2, and don't want to do pre-course reading/quizzes, or be in reasonable shape, or be an active learner during the course - please sign up for an AST 2 from one of the many other providers: Yamanuska, U of C, etc.
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