For the adventurer looking to head out deeper into the wilderness, it is paramount that rope rescue skills are practiced and understood while travelling on glaciers. This course is designed to introduce the necessary skills or to review and update your skills if you have previously taken training. The AAA instructors have years of experience travelling in glaciated terrain and in crevasse rescue advanced training and instruction. It is highly recommended to review these rescue skills once a year. Along with the AST 1 course, the crevasse rescue course will teach the basics of mountain travel. This is course is based from Lake Louise, meeting place at the Lake Louise Hi Hostel; field locations at Crowfoot Meadows.
Day 1: Meet the guides in the Guides room at the AAA office in Banff and sign waivers. There will be a short theory presentation and begin with simple knots and systems. Spending the afternoon outside where the group can practice and be introduced to more complex systems.
Day 2: This day the group will head to a safe but very realistic practice site at Crowfoot Meadows North from Lake Louise. The day will be spent out side putting to use the theory and practice from day 1.
In complex rescue scenarios many decisions are based on site specific information, this course will help you prepare for those details and make a rescue if necessary much quicker and realistic. But remember, avoidance is our best tool.
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