AST 1 - Course Logistics

Day 1 – Classroom (TBA)

 

Start time 9: 00am

-  Introductions, Course Goals, Agenda, Waivers (CAA, ACMG, Cloud Nine Guides)

-  Understanding Avalanches: Formation & Characteristics

-  Avalanche Terrain Recognition

-  Introduction to the ATES (Avalanche Terrain Exposure Scale)

-  Changes in the Mountain Snowpack, Snow Metamorphism

 

Lunch 12:00pm – 1:00pm

-  Assessing and reducing risk

-  Accessing Public Avalanche Bulletins

-  Using the AVALATOR.

-  Safe Travel Choices and Proper Route Planning

-  Companion Rescue Techniques

-  Discuss program for the Field Day 2

~ 4:30pm Schools Out!

 

Day 2 – Location TBA

Start Time TBD End of Day 1.

-  Re-Group at parking our venue’s parking area, sign-out gear.

-  Field Observations.

-  Companion Rescue Techniques & Practice

-  Managing Risk in Avalanche Terrain

-  Route Selection, Track Setting and Terrain related Hazard

-  Snow Profiles and Stability Tests

-  Companion Rescue Scenario

~ 4:30pm Course Debrief, Present Certificates and Close