Archive:AST2 2010

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This is the next level for people who have already taken the AST1 course. It's a heck of a lot cheaper than taking a course open to the public.

It is a good idea for anyone who is interested in travelling in the back country to take an avalanche course. Avalanche course students learn about some snow science basics, terrain, route finding, snow stability testing and rescue.

This years course is being done by Canada West Mountain School

The course will be exactly the same as the one found here: Note that AST1 (or equivalent) is a prerequisite.

It is required that students read the material from CWMS as well as go through the online course before the classroom session.

Dates and Locations

Field Course

  • January 23rd - 24th: Location TBD
  • January 30th - 31st: Location TBD

Note: Arrange your own rides


The cost per person is $500. This includes GST. If you need backcountry passes please add another $80 per person for 2 passes.

  • Must be paid before December 14th 09

The cost is based on a course with 8 people. If less than 8 people sign up the course will get cancelled and you will get your money back.

No refunds After you have paid there is no refunds unless the course if cancelled (if you can't go, you will have to sell your spot to someone else)

What you must bring

  • probe
  • beacon
  • shovel
  • snow kit (thermometer, crystal screen, loupe and Rite in the Rain book).

  1. Phil Tomlinson

Interested participants

  1. Colin V
  2. Mike D
  3. Anette Heggoy
  4. Greta R
  5. Craig Alfredson
  6. Merick Moritz
  7. Adrienne Johnson
  8. Hafsa Ishtiaq

Signing up here does not guarantee you a spot. YOU MUST PAY at the club room as well as sign up on the wiki. $500 +$80 for ppl without lift tickets. Any exec can sign you up in the club room. The best times to go are gear hours or between 12pm and 1pm. Please e-mail Line when you have paid to confirm your spot and/or to make arrangements to do so. You must be confirmed and paid before Date TBD so that your name and contact info can be given to Canada West in exchange for your booklets etc.