Course Detail: Avalanche Level 1
This course is designed to introduce students to the various factors that contribute to avalanche hazard including terrain, weather, snowpack, and the human component (good vs. bad decision-making). Avalanche safety equipment such as transceivers, probes and shovels are also presented, with instruction on how to use each of these critical pieces of safety gear. Additional field time is spent on practicing transceiver search techniques (single and multiple burial), snowpack assessment (through a 'Test-pit Plus'), and safe travel practices / group travel skills. The course includes one or more mock avalanche rescues. Students must provide their own transportation for field sessions. Required Text: Staying Alive in Avalanche Terrain 2nd Edition (2008) by Bruce Tremper.
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