AST-1: Anyone interested?
Are you heading into the backcountry this winter?
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/