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Avalanche Awareness Clinic · Wednesday, January 11th
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Start: Wednesday, Jan. 11th, 6:00 pm
End: Wednesday, Jan. 11th, 8:00 pm
Pre-trip meeting location: ESB 2012 MAP
Hello all interested and stoked winter backcountry travelers! We’ve heard you all are interested in getting out into the backcountry this winter and enjoying all the deep powder slaying coastal BC has to offer! We’re stoked you’re stoked; but with all this deep snow comes the risk of avalanches, one of the most significant hazards to be aware of in the winter backcountry. With this said then, we would like to give you all an opportunity to learn some skills to be more aware of avalanche risk when heading into the backcountry with a more experienced partner (NOTE: this is NOT a substitute for an AST 1 course! AST 1 provides more detailed skills for assessing avalanche hazard with self-sufficiency; this clinic is meant to only provide basic awareness). Skills discussed will include:
-Basic avalanche formation in regards to avalanche problems
-Reading an avalanche forecast
-Human factors in avalanche accidents
-Interpolating avalanche terrain
This clinic is designed for those with no avalanche expertise or experience in the winter backcountry, so if you fall into this group, this clinic is for you! The clinic will be HIGHLY participatory, engaging, and experiential, so come prepared with a willing to participate attitude! Get stoked to be safe out there!