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DESCRIPTION:

Get a higher level of learning in mountain travel and rescue skills. The AST 2 course is four in depth training days, which will only increase your confidence and understanding of the mountain environment. Taking the classroom to Rogers Pass is a great way to learn about this touring mecca and to introduce the latest techniques in snow pack analyses, group & terrain management & advanced companion rescue and accident site command (avoiding triggering avalanches is our best line of defense;)

The AAA guides bring decades of mountain travel and avalanche forecasting experience from heli skiing & touring to ice climbing and summer mountaineering, we have lived it and look forward to sharing all we know with our keen students. #alpineair contact us.

  • One day of class in the Guides room at the Lake Louise Alpine Center, some components of the day will take place out side. We will be staying in Golden B.C. for the following 3 days travelling to the Pass daily.
  • 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 AV Can

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 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 Certified instructors