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AST – 1 for Snowshoers December 3rd & 4th 2022
December 3, 2022 @ 8:00 am - December 4, 2022 @ 5:00 pm$340.00
Its time to get ready for an amazing Winter season! Do you snowshoe up Driscoll Ridge, Viking Ridge…Sugarbowl? Then this course is for you!
AST 1 – Do you venture out of bounds, off the trail or into the backcountry? An AST1 is the place to start. With an AST1 you will learn how to recognize avalanche terrain and how to companion rescue. Day 1 of course is classroom based and day 2 will be field based within the Prince George area.
What you will learn:
Avalanche formation and release.
How to identify avalanche terrain.
The basics of trip planning.
Optimal use of tools and resources like the avalanche forecasts to mitigate your avalanche risk.
Using appropriate travel techniques in avalanche terrain.
Intro to companion rescue.
Your instructor for this course is Dave McAleney and his company is Highmark Avalanche Safety.
Dave McAleney grew up in the mountains of the North Rockies, and has a passion for sharing the wilderness with people and helping them explore safely and responsibly. A winter recreation enthusiast for most of his life, he volunteers with Search and Rescue on the Avalanche Team, and has worked with Avalanche Canada’s North Rockies Field Team, as well as other private and volunteer groups as an avalanche tech and educator. Dave sleds well, skis poorly, and climbs with enthusiasm. Highmark Avalanche Safety was born from a need for local, professional education services based in the North for Northern people. With the increasing popularity of snowmobiling as well as all types of winter recreation in the mountains, the demand for courses and instruction grew also. Highmark has grown out of that demand for education and helps people go harder, do more, and be safer in the mountains.
For the course it is recommended that you have your own snowshoes, poles and avalanche gear. if you do not have your own avalanche gear there will be 4 rental sets as well as a gear info night and best sets to purchase locally. This course is great for all levels.
Course fee minus transactions fees are refundable up until November 15th at which time the course is non refundable. Full payment required at time of purchase. If payment plan is needed please send email to email@example.com