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Evening course: Decision making in the mountains · Tuesday, December 9th

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Organized by: Stephanie Grothe.

Start: Tuesday, Dec. 9th, 6:00 pm
End: Tuesday, Dec. 9th, 10:00 pm


Bruce Kay (CAA Affiliate Member with extensive experience in the Avalanche forecasting/control/planning industry, as well as Guiding and Mountain Safety) is offering a course on decision making in the mountains. 
Bruce offers the course commercially with the Canada West Mountain School  as an 8 hour course:
Since Bruce wants to further test the course and gauge interest, we'll get a 4 hour course on UBC campus for free!

The Course:

Have you ever found yourself at the top of a slope feeling like you've got a quiver of arrows but no bow? The art of avalanche safety is both highly technical and notoriously data starved - not a very good recipe for precision forecasting.
   This course is specifically designed for anyone who travels in the mountains - winter or summer - to help you make the best decisions possible when dealing with a hazardous environment. Regardless of expertise or depth of experience, it requires an emphasis on risk management through estimations of probability in order to make the best decisions.
   The techniques and processes that are taught on this course are invaluable to everyone who needs to make critical decisions regarding their own safety and that of their party. Whether you are out for a 1-day snowshoeing trip or a multi-week expedition; rock climbing or skiing big lines, this course provides an excellent base of knowledge and skills to assist you in managing your risk.

Have a look at course details outlined on the CWMS website for more details:

Sign-up, date and details:

The maximum group size is 20 and spots will go to those who sign up as committed first. The committed sign-up opens on Thursday, November 6th, 1pm. Only VOC members can participate.

When: Tuesday, December 9th from 6pm to 10pm
Where: UBC campus, room ANGU 435
Cost: Free for VOC members, group size is 20

Posted: 2014-10-16 12:09:02
Last modified: 2014-11-24 12:17:52