Have you ever wanted to take that next step in to the backcountry and felt some apprehension? Your fear of the unknown mountain environment is a very healthy fear, with some instruction and guidance from a professional mountain guide, the unknown will start to make sense, it is a long apprenticeship in the mountains but you can ride with confidence.
The Intro to Backcountry Riding course is an excellent stepping-stone which works well as an add on to an AST 1 course. The AST training will educate you on the hazards and how to mitigate them and understanding your personal risk tolerance, the IBR course will get you through the first day of dealing with all the finicky gear issues and how to manage the environment.
The location will be determined in the final logistics email depending on highway and snowpack conditions, but you can expect one of the following areas; Vermillion pass fire break, Lake Louise area or Bow Summit.
December 21, 28 & January 4 meeting at 07:30 at AAA Banff office, final logistics will be emailed out. Custom dates available for groups looking for a private course, contact the AAA office at [email protected]
Cost includes, ACMG mountain or ski guide & pre-trip information package, avalanche gear can be rented if needed, full package for $20.00/ day; shovel, probe & transceiver, Mammut Barryvox. Skills reviewed and taught:
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