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Name: Avalanche Safety Training (AST-1+)... COURSE IS FULL
Starts: Thu Nov 28, 2013
Meetup: TBA
Return: Sun Dec 01, 2013

Registration opens: Fri Nov 08, 2013
Event category: Instructional Program
Difficulty grade: B3  [?]
For members only: No
Screening used: No
Max participants: 3

Organizer: Joseph Wong
Profile info:
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Participant Information

This is a Vancouver Rock Climbing Group [VRCG] and BCMC shared event organized by Joe Wong.
Canada West Mountain School is offering the group a $90 discount on their AST-1 PLUS course.

 NOTE: THERE ARE ZERO SPOTS LEFT 

Recommended for:
•  Anyone who wants to learn the most they can about avalanche safety
•  Skiers/boarders looking to travel into un-rated terrain
•  Climbers needing more "slope-specific" terrain and snowpack observation skills
•  People with some previous basic avalanche skills already
•  People looking for a course with maximum practical time in the field

 

Included:
• 20 hours/2.5 days of instruction by CAA Professional or Active members 
• 6 hrs theory + 14 hours field work over two and a half days
• Instruction at 2 different regions in order to experience different terrain and snowpack conditions
• Increased field time for in-depth snow observations techniques
• CAA approved curriculum for AST-1 course
• Avalanche manual and handoutsCAA 
• Industry-recognized Certificate of completion

 

Pre-requisites: 
•  Intermediate skier or boarder; or experienced snowshoer. No previous avalanche training required.

 

Course Schedule:
•  Nov 28 Thursday theory 7-10pm @ Vancouver office on Broadway close to MEC
•  Nov 30 Saturday field day @ Mt. Seymour
•  Dec 1 Sunday field day @ Whistler

 

Costs: 
• course fee is $195 per person + tax
• backcountry lift access fees $49 + tax; 
• avalanche safety equipment rental $20 + tax
• fees do not include food & accommodation, transportation to/from course areas

 

RSVP:
• Full Payment is required in advance; if we don't have at total of 8 people, the course will be cancelled and I'll refund you fully.
• please contact me ASAP to discuss the details of which costs you will need to pay for and how... joewtc at gmail.com

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