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Level 1 Avalanche Course Manitoba Hut Based, March 10-12, 2018

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Manitoba Hut

Mile 48 Seward Highway

Seward, AK

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The Alaska Avalanche School is a non-profit organization created to provide exceptional experienced-based snow avalanche safety education to all users of the mountain environment. You have our commitment that we’ll provide you with the highest quality of training possible. What you learn during the workshop will depend upon how hard you work during and prior to the course. We’ll provide you with the opportunity, the tools, and the encouragement. The rest is up to you. Please read the following information carefully.

DETAILS:

Cost of the Course: $465.00 Per Person

Course Duration: 3 Full Days

Tuition Includes: Instruction, and instructional handouts.

Tuition Does Not Include: Round trip transportation to and from the class-site, “Avalanche Essentials” by Bruce Tremper, food for the duration of the course, all personal gear and clothing (see the Equipment List for more information).

Required Reading: ‘Avalanche Essentials’ by Bruce Tremper and the Avalanche advisory for several days prior to the course date. See: www.cnfaic.org (Summit area Reporting) for updated information.

Recommended Reading: “Staying Alive in Avalanche Terrian” by Bruce Tremper. “Snow Sense” by Jill Fredston & Doug Fesler

COURSE CURRICULUM:
This course is geared towards skiers, snowboarders, climbers, and other backcountry enthusiasts and is an intensive, hands-on course, which will provide students with the skills necessary to recognize and evaluate potential avalanche hazard. This course includes classroom and field training over 3 days.

Program curriculum consists of:
Beacon Use
Proper dig & extraction techniques
Companion Rescue practice
Terrain recognition
Snow stability evaluation
Decision-making
Route selection
Safe travel procedures

PRE-REQUISITES:
Students are required to read ‘Avalanche Essentials’ by Bruce Tremper prior to the course start date. There is a pre-test that is sent to course participants upon enrollment, which is based on the required reading. Those who thoroughly study their pre-course material before the workshop can expect to absorb more during the course.

Participants must be able to ski/snowboard or snowshoe up and downhill in variable terrain and changing snow conditions (snowboarders need to use snowshoes or splitboard with skins). The field sessions are every day and you should be prepared to remain outdoors in (possible) foul weather all day.

COURSES HELD AT THE MANITOBA HUT ~ MILEPOST 48 SEWARD HIGHWAY:
The classroom portion of the course will take place in the Manitoba Hut located at Milepost 48 of the Seward Highway. Field portions (every day) of this course will be a location that is selected each morning in that area.

Directions: To get to the Manitoba Hut, take the Seward Highway southbound through Turnagain Pass to Milepost 48 (past the Summit Lake Lodge). Please park in the pullout at Mile 48 alongside the highway. Please back in to the guardrail perpendicular to the highway when parking your vehicle (helps keep you safe from the snowplow). You will ski/pack your gear to the hut via the flagged trail leading from the pullout (heading north) across the bridge to the hut. It will take approximately 30 minutes to ski/hike to the hut and unload your gear. You are encouraged to arrive early Friday morning in order to check in and be ready for the class.

ACCOMMODATIONS: www.alaskahuts.org/manitoba/what.html
Your stay at Manitoba will come equipped with the essentials like firewood, toilet paper, cleaning supplies, pots/pans, dishes, utensils, and anything you should need for cooking a delicious meal using our propane gas oven and range (propane is included onsite). There will be a Potluck dinner on the first night of the course (Friday night). Please bring a main course or side dish to re-heat and share. There is NO electricity at the hut or the yurts. Sleeping quarters are in the heated yurts. There are double and single bunks for in each yurt that will hold your sleeping bag and pad. There is an outhouse available on site.

FOOD:
Students are responsible for all of their food and water for the duration of the course. Bring enough food to feed yourself for three full days. Lunches will be in the field so plan your menu accordingly

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