Avalanche Skills Training Level 2 - AST2 for Snowshoers - Course with Cyril Shokoples - Saturday, Jan 22, 2022
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Meeting Location on first day: Bill Warren Training Centre (Haig Room) – Canmore (near the Canmore Nordic Centre)
Date(s) & Time:
Saturday, Jan 22, 2022
Registration Cut Off:
Tuesday, Jan 18, 2022
January 22, 23, 29, 30, 2022 (2 consecutive weekends)
Instructor: Cyril Shokoples ACMG / IFMGA / CAA Professional member
Length: One day of indoor theory (with short outdoor session) and three field days (OUTDOORS all day). Outdoor days will be travelling in avalanche terrain. Exact locations will be based on current avalanche hazard rating and ATES ratings of terrain.
Locations for day 2, 3, 4: based out of Lake Louise area and Icefields Parkway.
CURRICULUM: We will be following the Avalanche Canada guidelines for the newly revised AST level 2 course.
TEXTS: Everyone received "Staying Alive in Avalanche Terrain" 2ndedition by Bruce Tremper. As recommended by the CAA. In addition you will receive a copy of "Decision Making in Avalanche Terrain", the new CAA fieldbook recently revised for the AST 2 program. The fieldbook contains the Avaluator 2 which we will be using.
PRECOURSE READING: There is a pre-course assignment based on your AST1 course.
PREREQUISITES: AST1 and good snowshoes suitable for mountain travel.
Required Items to Bring:
EQUIPMENT: You must provide your own snowshoes suitable for mountain travel in deep snow. Digital three antenna transceiver with mark function, shovel and probe are essentials for avalanche travel and a snow study kit and snow saw would be helpful. The instructor can provide these avalanche safety items if contacted well in advance. Bring your own gear if you have it but do not rent...
Food/ accommodation: meals and accommodations are the responsibility of participants. Bring a bag lunch for both days.
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Registration for this event closed on Tuesday, January 18, 2022 at 11:59 PM.