Have you been traveling backcountry for a few years? Are you ready to learn more about snow and avalanches? This four day training expands your understanding of snow and backcountry leadership.
This course is offered by Alaska Avalanche Information Center and teaches Avalanche Level 2 Safety using the AIARE (www.aiare.info) national standardized curriculum. The 4-day course teaches skills and knowledge that improve your understanding of snow safety, backcountry decision-making, and help you improve you leadership and risk management assessment in the backcountry. It is offered at Black Rapids Lodge in the Eastern Alaska Range.
The 4-day course covers:
Look at terrain from a snow stability perspective.
Discuss how the snowpack develops and metamorphoses over time; and discuss the factors that contribute to spatial variability.
Learn standard observation guidelines and recording formats for factors that influence or indicate snow stability.
Advance understanding of avalanche release and triggering mechanisms.
Introduce a snow stability analysis and forecasting framework.
Improve companion rescue skills including multiple and deep burials.