AST-1: Anyone interested?

Are you heading into the backcountry this winter?

Garibaldi Provincial Park (Diamond Head area). January 28, 2012

Canada West Mountain School is offering 2-day AST-1 courses for snowshoers:

“Avalanche safety skills for those who travel in the backcountry on snowshoes.

This course is specifically designed to address the needs of recreational snowshoers who want to ensure they are staying safe in the backcountry.

One theory session is held on the morning of Day-1, followed by a field session in the afternoon.

On Day-2, you will head to a different location for further field training and practice, followed by a final wrap-up theory session.”

The courses are offered at Mount Seymour and cost $210.

If you are interested in joining me on one of these courses, let me know.

The next available dates are:  February 4-5 or 18-19 or March 3-4 or 17-18.

If you really need a reason for taking such a course, check out these frightening videos (especially the second one):  http://www.wildsnow.com/6640/small-avalanches/

For more information, please check:

http://www.themountainschool.com/avalanche-snowshoe.html

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About Scouter Jody

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Posted on January 30, 2012, in Avalanche Safety, Skillz, Training and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. Hi Jody,
    Thanks for checking out our AST courses! Please also consider that we can offer the same course on a custom basis if you have a group – this way you can choose your dates and do the course all together. Juts give us a call.

    Brian Jones
    Canada West Mountain School

    • Thanks Brian! I’ll see if I can organize a group. Otherwise, I’ll join one of the public courses. I want to get the training for myself ASAP! I’ll let the Scouting community know about the custom courses right away. Boy, if anyone needed even the slightest incentive to take one of your courses, that second video linked above is sure it!!

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