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Trip Information
Name: Systems for Mountaineering Avalanche OAR
Starts: Fri Jan 31, 2014
Meetup: 160th Park and Ride & #1 Hwy Surrey
Return: Sun Feb 02, 2014

Registration opens: Mon Oct 28, 2013
Event category: Instructional Program
Difficulty grade: B2  [?]
For members only: No
Screening used: Yes
Max participants: 20

Organizer: Justin Bennett
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Participant Information

Due to unforeseen circumstances this training has been postponed to Jan 31/Feb1/Feb2. 

 

  • Location Needle Peak Coquihalla (departing evening of the Friday, approx 5:30pm from Lower Mainland)
  • This training will take you through the stages of avalanche rescue: Self Rescue, Companion Rescue, and Organized Avalanche Response.  This brings together all of the skills of transceiver use, team management, leadership, hazard evaluation and more.
  • Ski/Snowshoe in Friday evening and set up camp.  Sat 8am till 4:30 and Sun 8am - 3pm training.  Return to Vancouver by approx 8pm Sun evening. Note that it is probable that a small/fast contingent will be departing very early Sat AM (approx 4:30 AM departure) as well.

MINIMUM OF 12 PARTICIPANTS REQUIRED TO PROCEED.

Minimum Equipment:

  • Probe
  • Shovel
  • Transceiver
  • Skis or snowshoes
  • Appropriate winter camping equipment and clothing

Training Prerequisite:

  • Transceiver Skills Practice session or demonstrated strong transceiver skills (1 beacon in 2 minutes, 2 beacons in 4 minutes)
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