An AST 1 course is where you will learn the fundamentals of travelling in avalanche terrain. An AST 1 course includes a minimum of seven hours in the classroom instruction (February 10) followed by one full day in the field (February 17) and is suitable for people with basic training and little experience.
AST 1 Course Objectives
At the end of the course, students should be able to:
- Understand the basics of avalanche formation and release
- Identify avalanche terrain
- Know the steps required to plan and carry out a trip
- Use the Avaluator 2.0 as a decision making tool in areas where trips are rated using the Avalanche Terrain Exposure Scale (ATES) and where avalanche bulletins are available
- Find resources for obtaining ATES terrain ratings if their trip is not rated
- Find resources for obtaining avalanche danger ratings and avalanche bulletins if these are not available
- Use appropriate travel techniques in avalanche terrain
- Carry about a companion rescue
- Understand the limits of their training.
Limited space available, $259 per person.
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