The Alpine Club of Canada - Vancouver Section

Companion Rescue Practice (Seymour) - Tue, Mar 6 2018

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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
Date(s) & Time:Tue, Mar 6 2018  3:00 PM  (Carpool Departure: 3:30 PM   *log in for location*)
Registration Cut Off: Wed, Mar 1 2017 12:00:00 PM
Event Duration:4 hours
Difficulty Rating:D1: Easy
Event Leader(s): Zack Wentz
Zack Wentz
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Member Cost:None

Participant Info:
Who's Invited: Members Only, 18 & Older Only
Attendee Screening: Registration is First-Come/First-Serve
Number Registered So Far: 1 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)

UPDATE: This trip will now include topics pertaining to all elements of an avalanche rescue (search, rescue, and first aid). The goal here is to provide participants with the skills that they feel comfortable/confident in performing all elements of an avalanche companion rescue from start- finish. Many companion rescue scenarios stop at the point that the victim is dug out from the snow, however in reality, another very real scenario of treating the injuries sustained from burial and in the avalanche itself present themselves. While these skills could be gained and understood from a first aid course exclusively (note: this clinic is NOT a substitute for a wilderness first aid course, and hence participants should ideally come in with some basic (16 hr) first aid training to not feel overwhelmed), the goal here is to focus on common problems you'd deal with as first responders to an avalanche accident, and hence will focus on injuries most likely in avalanche incidents. In addition, due to unfortunate circumstances regarding a skiing injury, I cannot lead this trip anymore. Zack Wentz will be taking over organization and leadership of this trip; so if you have any questions, please email him at:

Required Items to Bring:
Beacon, shovel, probe, headlamp
Recommended Items to Bring:
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Extra layers, snacks, water

How to Get There:
Carpool to Event Distance (round trip):0Km
Carpool Departure Time: 3:30 PM
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