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Avalanche Course for Trip Leaders - Sat, Feb 5 2011
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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.
|Event Location:||North Vancouver Saturday|
|Date(s) & Time:||Sat, Feb 5 2011
|Registration Cut Off:
Thu, Feb 3 2011 6:00:00 PM
|Event Duration:||2 days|
|Difficulty Rating:||D2: Moderate|
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Members Only, 18 & Older Only
Registration is First-Come/First-Serve
|Number Registered So Far:||
11 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
|Avalanche Safety for Trip Leaders
If you have been coming on club trips for a year and are thinking about leading backcountry ski or snowshoe courses, this course if for you.|
The course curriculum for has been prepared by Frank Baumann. He has been teaching avalanche courses and consulting on avalanche safety for over 25 years.
This is a practical avalanche course, based on the essential curriculum
taught world-wide in recreational avalanche courses. The overall objective
is to provide you with training and skills to answer five key questions:
- How dangerous are avalanches (risk appreciation)?
- Where have avalanches occurred in the past and where are they likely to
occur in the future (terrain evaluation)?
- What past and present snow and weather conditions are likely to create high
avalanche hazard (snowpack stability evaluation)?
- If avalanche terrain must be crossed, how can the threat of avalanches be
assessed and dealt with (risk management)?
- What should be done if someone is buried in an avalanche (avalanche rescue)
|Required Items to Bring:|
Saturday, all you need is a pen and paper to take some notes.
|Recommended Items to Bring:|
Use our Event Checklists to make sure you have everything you need.
On Sunday, we plan to go to Paul Ridge in Garibaldi Park to get some field experience. You will need your skis or snowshoes and basic day trip stuff.
|How to Get There:|
|Event Directions:||North Shore Alliance Church
201 East 23rd
Contact Jay MacArthur at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
A small donation of about $10 per person for the room rental and to pay for Frank's gas money will be required on Saturday|
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Note: If you don't show up we will be very hurt!