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Avalanche Companion Rescue 2017-11-10T03:34:12+00:00

Avalanche Companion Rescue

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Students enrolling in the Avalanche Companion Rescue course will update and improve upon search and rescue abilities learned in the Avalanche Skills Training Level 1 course. This course is suitable for anyone who is recreating in avalanche terrain. The Companion Rescue Course can be taken as a refresher on a yearly basis to ensure that rescue skills are continually kept up to date.

The one day Companion Rescue Refresher will train students to:

  • Consider preventative measures
  • Analyze transceiver functions
  • Apply search and rescue techniques
  • Identify Post Incident Considerations

Pre-requisites:

  • It is recommended that course participants have completed an Avalanche Skills Training Level 1, this is NOT an AST 1 Refresher.
  • Students must be well practiced with their equipment and be familiar with multiple burial functions.
  • Students must be 18 years of age or older to participate in the Companion Rescue Course.
  • (Max # of students = 12 / session   Sign up early)

Format and Activities:

Course content in comprised of 100% practical application and fieldwork and will be conducted over a minimum of 7hrs in one day. Field activities will include demonstrations, problem solving, small group work and simulations.

Equipment and Materials:

Participants will be required to bring the following essential equipment (Click here to learn more about essential equipment):

  • Appropriate winter clothing and footwear
  • Transceiver (3 antenna recommended)
  • Shovel
  • Probe
  • Backpack to carry everything on your back

Cost:

$190 / student + GST

Select any of the “Book your training course HERE” buttons to register for training.  You will be re-directed to our booking page.  You will need to create a profile and enter all of your information (name, address, contact, emergency contact, etc.). When choosing your training dates, you will be required to submit a secure online payment in order to confirm the reservation.

  • Cancellation

    Course Fees are non refundable 14 days prior unless you are able to find someone to fill your spot.

    Trigger Point may cancel any course if the number of registrations does not reach the minimum number of students required (location dependent). Any payments would be returned.

  • Release of Liability

    Each student is required to complete a release of liability form prior to participating in any classroom or field session.
    Student Release of Liability Form

  • Weather

    Courses are not weather dependent nor road closure dependent therefore please plan accordingly.

  • Conduct

    Please respect other students learning environment’s.

  • Disclaimer

    Avalanche Training is not a guarantee for your safety in the mountains.

2017/2018 Pre assigned dates:

Avalanche Companion Rescue – 1 Day (8am – 5pm)

Location Date Cost
Golden, BC December 9, 2017 $190
Golden, BC January 20, 2018 $190
YOU Choose WHERE! YOU Choose WHEN! TBD

Students enrolling in this course will be looking to update and improve upon search and rescue abilities learned in the Avalanche Skills Training Level 1 course. It is suitable for anyone who is recreating in avalanche terrain. This refresher can be taken on a yearly basis to ensure that rescue skills are continually kept up to date. This is a 1 day Field Course.

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