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Trip Information
Name: Avalanche safety training
Starts: Sat Dec 15, 2018
Meetup: West 5th and Yew, 8AM; or St. David's United Church, 9AM
Return: Sat Dec 15, 2018

Registration opens: Fri Dec 14, 2018
Event category: Backcountry Skiing
Difficulty grade: B1  [?]
For members only: No
Screening used: Yes
Max participants: 6

Organizer: Shannon Healy
Profile info:
Trip Planning Questions

Do you have a vehicle with snow tires/chains?

How many passengers can you take?

What is your avalanche safety education experience?

What is your backcountry skiing experience?

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Participant Information

I would like to spend a day reviewing Avalanche safety - and a Considerable+ day seems a great day to "poke the dragon". I am not an instructor, merely a student of avalanche safety. This is not a course, and by no stretch of the imagination a replacement for an AST course, but a day to apply what was previously learned in an applicable setting. I hope to encourage interaction between like-minded and educated participants in a round table setting. I've never done anything like this before, so I hope it will be an effective experience for us all.

We will spend the day around the Red Heather hut. I'd like to set up a multiple burial scenario, and do a few field tests. Of course, the day may evolve into doing a few turns, but only on super conservative terrain and only if everybody is game. 

I am not a very good off piste skier, so this will be a day that a beginner skier will find comfortable. 

You should have taken at least AST1, or have a respectable background in avalanche safety.

10 essentials, though this will not be a very long day.

If you have pit digging supplies: all the better.  

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