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DESCRIPTION:

Lake Louise, in the Heart of the Canadian Rocky Mountains is a great place for the Avalanche Safety Training level 2. With a variety of snowpack structure and terrain that is crucial for advanced avalanche training in the mountains. This is a 4 day course which involves previous touring experience, if you are unsure if you are ready contact us at [email protected] or sign up for an AST 1 course.

  • Day one of class in the Guides room at the Lake Louise Alpine Center, some components of the day will take place out side.
  •  Three days touring with a professional guide, this is a stepping stone for learning that all serious enthusiasts need to take
    • Companion Rescue
    • Deep burials, multiple burial scenarios
    • leading a group up & down in challenging and complex avalanche terrain
    • Risk tolerance and decision making model
    • Snowpack analysis using a variety of online and onsite tools
    • Understanding online weather products and changing mountain weather
  •  Avalanche Canada Curriculum and professional field book for field notes and weather observations
  • All instructors are certified by the Canadian Avalanche Association and hold Professional membership and the Association of Canadian Mountain Guides and or the International Federation of Mountain Guides Associations.
  • Maximum 6 students:1 instructor on the field days
  • Certificate of completion from AAA and Avalanche Canada

Cost does not include accommodation, food or transportation. A detailed information package will be emailed to you with registration.

WHAT'S INCLUDED

  • Canadian Avalanche Association Curriculum
  • CAA Professional field book
  • Avalanche Transceiver, shovel & probe (bring your own if you own)
  • ACMG / IFMGA Certified Mountain Guide
  • CAA Professional Member Certified instructors

WHAT'S NOT INCLUDED

  • Accommodations
  • Transportation

GEAR LIST

  • Telemark or Alpine Touring skis with climbing skins OR Splitboard
  • Warm, sturdy ski or snowboard boots
  • Avalanche Transceiver, shovel & probe
  • Layered, snow shedding clothing for snow, wind & cold
  • Layered underclothing
  • Day pack, 40 L
  • Extra warm clothing (for standing around in the snow)
  • Sunglasses and goggles
  • Sun / snow hat
  • Extra gloves / mitts
  • Water bottle or thermos.
  • Lunches for each day

  • Canadian Avalanche Association Curriculum
  • CAA Professional field book
  • Avalanche Transceiver, shovel & probe (bring your own if you own)
  • ACMG / IFMGA Certified Mountain Guide
  • CAA Professional Member Certified instructors