Head further into the backcountry with Canada’s intermediate-level recreational Avalanche Safety Training 2
NEW for 2018: The Wheeler hut-based AST-2 offers you four days of focused,
field-based immersion in backcountry travel and snowpack evaluation
techniques. This course is intended for the advanced backcountry user
who wants to hone their avalanche evaluation skills.
The course will start at 8AM at a classroom location in Revelstoke. After a short, 4-hour classroom session to review the principles covered in your AST-1, review the day’s avalanche bulletin, objectives, and weather forecast, and a gear check and review of the guide’s pack, you will carpool to Roger’s Pass, and skin to the Wheeler hut.
The next three days will allow you to take advantage of the variety of terrain right outside your doorstep. While the guide will cover the principles of the AST-2 course, there will be a fair bit of flexibility based on participants’ goals and questions. Topics covered will include a discussion of how to apply the avalanche bulletin and ATES to a local scale, safe travel techniques for specific types of terrain, and the advantages and disadvantages of various tests to evaluate local snow stability. The indoor sessions will cover the AST-2 curriculum, but will also be informal Q-&-A sessions with your guide where you can discuss experiences and issues from your personal backcountry trips. You will be involved in choosing the day’s objective based on the avalanche forecast, weather conditions, and time constraints.
More information and info pack to follow soon!