AST2 - Avalanche Safety Training - Tuesday, Dec 29, 2020

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The Basics:
Event Type: Course 
Event Location: Dec 26 virtual, 29/30 Lake Louise Area, Jan2/3TBD 
Date(s) & Time:   Tuesday, Dec 29, 2020 12:00 AM  
Registration Cut Off:   Wednesday, Dec 23, 2020 12:00 AM  
Event Duration: Four Days (Dec 29/30/Jan2/3)+virtual session Dec22or26 
Difficulty Rating:   D1 - See Conversion Chart  
Trip Coordinator(s):   Julie Morter
Elisabeth Dupuis
Ken Chatel
 

Participant Info:
Who's Invited:   Members Only  
Attendee Screening:   Attendees are Pre-Screened
Maximum Group Size: 6
Maximum No. Guests: 0
Minimum Group Size: 4
Maximum No. Guests Per Member: 0
Number Registered So Far:   4 (View sign-ups, waiting list)
Are Dogs Permitted:   No

Itinerary:
This course will take place over four days.The first two(Dec 29/30) will be out of Lake Louise and may start with a classroom session. The classroom session would be virtual, and the date would be the evening of Dec 26. Dec 29/30 will be spent out in the field. During field days, there will be AM and PM debriefs to bolster classroom time. The third and fourth days will be January 2/3 and will be based out of a different regional snowpack, weather and Covid dependant. Students are encouraged to ski tour as a group without the Guide prior to the third day. At the end of this course, you will should be able to: Use the Avaluator 2 as a filtering tool to determine when additional planning and travel techniques are required to travel safely. Be familiar with Avalanche Danger Ratings verification techniques for personal use on a local scale. Be familiar with the ATES technical model as a means to develop personal,local terrain ratings. Use route finding 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. If you are looking to get the most out of an AST 2 course, this is the course for you. Participant requirements: A desire to learn Completion of a pre-course assignment (based on "Staying Alive in Avalanche Terrain" by Tremper) Ability to ski 1000m vertical in a day (if you aren't sure please ask the coordinator)
Required Items to Bring:
A list will be provided

Recommended Items to Bring:
A list will be provided

How to Get There:
Event Directions:   Will be provided to participants  

Notes:
The course fee per participants is $540. If you are interested in taking the course, please wait to be contacted by the coordinator and approved for the course prior to paying using the paypal button

Cancellation/Partial Attendance:
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Registration for this event closed on Wednesday, December 23, 2020 at 12:00 AM.