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Avalanche Safety Training Level 1 (AST 1)
Price: $195.00 + gst
Date: November 19/20, 2017
Location: Classroom session at the IGA office, field session to be determined by the instructor.
Time: Day 1 - 8:00 - 5:00 pm, Day 2 - 8:00 - 5:00 pm.
Cost: $195 for IGA members only. This is a reduced rate offered by the IGA only to accredited AI or PI guides holding a full IGA membership in good standing.
Do you venture out of bounds, off the trails or into the backcountry? Then this course is a must for you and your friends. An AST 1 is the place to start to help you learn how to recognize avalanche terrain and how to recreate outdoors in winter.
What you will learn in an AST 1:
avalanche formation and release
identify avalanche terrain
the basics of trip planning
optimal use of tools and resources like the avalanche forecasts to mitigate your avalanche risk
use appropriate travel techniques in avalanche terrain
intro to companion rescue
You will complete the course in the classroom and in the field. Be prepared for all types of mountain weather.
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