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AST - 2 CWMS Advanced Custom Program - Sat, Jan 4 2014, Sun, Jan 5 2014, Sat, Jan 11 2014, Sun, Jan 12 2014

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PRE-REGISTRATION MAY BE REQUIRED. Please review the event details carefully, and if registration is required and you'd like to join us, you must sign up at the bottom of this page. Non-member guests must contact the leader (see Notes below) to register. If payment is required for this event, you will be expected to send your payment to the Event Leader - payable to the Alpine Club of Canada, Vancouver Section.

The Basics:
Event Type:Training
Event Location:Mt. Seymour / Whistler / Duffey
Date(s) & Time:Sat, Jan 4 2014, Sun, Jan 5 2014, Sat, Jan 11 2014, Sun, Jan 12 2014  7:00 AM  (Carpool Departure: N/A   *log in for location*)
Registration Cut Off: Mon, Dec 23 2013 5:00:00 PM
Event Duration:4 days
Difficulty Rating:D3: Difficult
Event Leader(s): Rob Brusse
You must be logged in to get the Event Leader contact information.
Member Cost:None

Participant Info:
Who's Invited: Members & Guests, 18 & Older Only
Attendee Screening: Registration is First-Come/First-Serve
Number Registered So Far: 2 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)

Itinerary:

AST - 2 Custom Advanced Program by Canada West Mountain School (40 hours)

For people with previous Avalanche safety training, this course is suitable for skiers and boarders wanting to progress to more in-depth evaluation of terrain, snowpack weather and decision making. The Advanced AST-2 courses is ideally conducted using a variety of different terrain locations - typically Whistler, Vancouver/Mt Seymour and/or a backcountry location off the Duffey Lake Rd.

Interested members are encouraged to Register and Pay CWMS directly AND to ALSO register on iCal for this Event to facilitate member carpooling

Email Linda Knight @ the mountain school or by phone 604-878-7007

For further AST - 2 Program details from Canada West Mountain School site


Required Items to Bring:

PREREQUISITES Previous avalanche course or equivalent training; intermediate or better skiing/'boarding ability. Touring equipment required (or snowshoes for snowboarders).
Participants should be comfortable with avalanche theory and snow science applications equivalent to an AST-1, plus practical field experience. This includes being comfortable with recognizing safe terrain, performing basic snow testing practices, digging snow-pits and performing transceiver searches.

Recommended Items to Bring:
Use our Event Checklists to make sure you have everything you need.

CWMS EQUIPMENT LIST FOR ADVANCED AVALANCHE SAFETY COURSE
The following personal equipment is required:
Avalanche Transceiver, Probe and Shovel
Rentals are available but must be booked in advance at time of registration
Touring skis; split snowboard; or, snow shoes and snowboard. Alpine Trekker touring inserts for alpine skis are acceptable if you are experienced with them
Boots - touring boots appropriate to your bindings. Regular alpine boots may be fine as long as they are not a tight fitting race boot.
Poles
Climbing skins for skis or split board
Daypack, approx 30-40 liters capacity suitable for carrying all required gear.
Snowboarders must have a pack that can hold a snowboard for the ascents
Hard shell outer layer jacket with hood - Gore-Tex
Outer shell pants or bibs - Gore-Tex style recommended for ventilation while touring
Personal clothing layers that are adjustable and suitable for all conditions
Gaiters (unless your ski pants have built-in gaiters or snow-cuffs)
Gloves plus one pair extra
Warm parka - down, fleece or pile
Sweater or vest - wool, fleece or down
Toque/warm hat - wool or fleece
Sunglasses
Ski goggles
Misc. personal items (camera, journal, etc.)
Water bottle/hydration system w/insulation - min. 1 liter
A snow science kit (thermometer, crystal screen and magnifying loupe) are also recommended for this course and are available for purchase though CWMS, or you can use equipment provided.
Please go over this list before the course to ensure that you are properly prepared.
Contact our office if you have any questions, and we can suggest places for you to purchase or rent equipment if needed. Keep in mind that you will be spending all of your time outdoors in the snow in cold conditions (-5 to -20), and that the weather can vary from one extreme to the other. It is recommended that you also have a set of spare street clothes for the end of the course after you have left the mountains.
If you require rental gear, please ensure that you arrange this with a rental agency well in advance of your course date!


How to Get There:
Event Directions:

For further AST - 2 Program details from Canada West Mountain School site

Carpool to Event Distance (round trip):0Km
Carpool Departure Time: N/A
Carpool Location:   Log in for location
Carpool Directions:   Log in for directions
** Vancouver Transit Info

Notes:

Interested members are encouraged to Register and Pay CWMS directly AND to ALSO register on iCal for this Event to facilitate member carpooling

Email Linda Knight @ the mountain school or by phone 604-878-7007

For further AST - 2 Program details from Canada West Mountain School site

- We encourage all members to follow our
Etiquette Guidelines at all times while participating in ACC VA events.


Cost Includes:

The Advanced AST-2 course includes:
40 hours of instruction by CAA Professional members
CAA approved curriculum for AST-2 course
Avalanche manual
CAA Industry-recognized Certificate of completion

Cost**: $495 per person * All courses held at locations other than Vancouver/Mt. Seymour may have additional costs associated with travel and classrooms.
** Cost does not include transportation to/from course areas; lift access fees (if applicable); food; accommodation; avalanche safety equipment; or, personal equipment except as noted. Limited rentals are available.


Cancellation/Partial Attendance:
Please review our Etiquette Guidelines!
Note: If you don't show up we will be very hurt!




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