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Trip Information
Name: Avalanche Transceiver & Rescue Online Session
Starts: Wed Jan 20, 2021
Meetup: 7pm — online link provided to confirmed participants
Return: Wed Jan 20, 2021

Registration opens: Thu Jan 14, 2021
Event category: Instructional Program
Difficulty grade: A1  [?]
For members only: Yes
Screening used: Yes
Max participants: 20

Organizer: Winifred Swatschek
Profile info:
Trip Planning Questions

What avalanche skills training do you have? Please include practice information.

What avalanche transceiver do you have? Do you have specific questions about your transceiver you would like answered?

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Participant Information

This online session is a nice pairing to your practices and a compliment to the AST courses.  Participants will be provided with lesson material after the session.  An outdoor session may be scheduled where participants will be provided the opportunity to practice two burial situations and scenarios.

Session starts at 7pm and will run approximately two hours.


• pre-trip / trailhead procedures
• transceiver basic overview
Companion Rescue
• search basics
• probing
• digging
• avalanche response: putting it all together
Resource List
• online information
• book list

Registration Information

Course Fee: $10 CAD.
Please note that the course organizers are volunteers donating their time and sharing their knowledge. Your course fee is paid directly to the BCMC. If the organizers cancel the course then anyone that has paid the course fee will receive a full refund.

Registration Process

  1. Click "Join this Trip" to be added to the "Request List"
  2. After the organizer approves your request, your name will be placed in the "Waiting List"
  3. You will then have access to the "Pay Now" (PayPal) button to pay online.
  4. After payment has been confirmed by PayPal, your name will be moved to the "Confirmed List" and a confirmation email will be sent to you. 

Notes about the "Confirmed List":
 1) Confirmed List ordering will be based on when course fee payments were received.
 2) Group total, including organizers, is limited by "Max participants:".
 3) Cancellation fees may apply if a "Confirmed" participant withdraws from the course and requests a refund.  For more information, please review the BCMC Course Refund Policy.

 Payment Options

  1. Online PayPal / Credit Card payment through the BCMC website is preferred,
  2. The alternate method is send a cheque payable to the B.C. Mountaineering Club and mailed to PO Box 2674, Vancouver, BC V6B 3W8.  Allow time for delivery since payment will not be considered "received" until the cheque has been deposited into the BCMC bank account.  Contact the organizer to request a space on the "Confirmed List" be held for you.

NOTE: cancellation fees may apply if a "Confirmed" participant withdraws from the course and requests a refund.  For more information, please review the BCMC Course Refund Policy.


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