The Alpine Club of Canada - Vancouver Section

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.

The Basics:
Event Type:Training
Event Location:North Vancouver Saturday
Date(s) & Time:Sat, Feb 5 2011  9:15 AM
Registration Cut Off: Thu, Feb 3 2011 6:00:00 PM
Event Duration:2 days
Difficulty Rating:D2: Moderate
Event Leader(s): Jay MacArthur
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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: 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 North Vancouver 9:15 am

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

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

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