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DESCRIPTION:

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 22, 30 & January 5 meeting at 08:15 at field location

WHAT'S INCLUDED

Cost includes, ACMG mountain or ski guide & pre-trip information package, avalanche gear can be rented if needed, full package for $15.00/ day; shovel, probe & transceiver.   Skills reviewed and taught:

  • Pre trip discussion about logistics and conditions
  • Putting skins on
  • Walking with the gear, ski or splitboards
  • Up tracking and group management while maintaining the day's objectives
  • Clothing and energy maintenance
  • Positioning group for down descent
  • Skiing or riding back country powder, instruction for variable snow conditions and powder skiing
  • Regrouping and group management on descent

WHAT'S NOT INCLUDED

  • Accommodations
  • Transportation

GEAR LIST

Cost includes, ACMG mountain or ski guide & pre-trip information package, avalanche gear can be rented if needed, full package for $15.00/ day; shovel, probe & transceiver.   Skills reviewed and taught:
  • Pre trip discussion about logistics and conditions
  • Putting skins on
  • Walking with the gear, ski or splitboards
  • Up tracking and group management while maintaining the day's objectives
  • Clothing and energy maintenance
  • Positioning group for down descent
  • Skiing or riding back country powder, instruction for variable snow conditions and powder skiing
  • Regrouping and group management on descent