$550

Level 2 Avalanche Course, Hatcher Pass/Mine February 15-18, 2019

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Independence Mine Visitor's Center

23264 Gold Cord Rd

Hatcher Pass, AK 99654

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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: $550.00 Per Person

Course Duration: 4 Full Days

Tuition Includes:Instruction, floor space within the Hatcher Pass Visitor Center and instructional handouts.

Tuition Does Not Include: Round trip transportation to and from the class-site, “The Avalanche Handbook” by McClung and Schaerer and “Staying Alive in Avalanche Terrain” by Tremper, food and water for the duration of the course, all personal gear and clothing (see the Equipment List for more information).

Required Reading: “Staying Alive in Avalanche Terrain” by Bruce Tremper

Recommended Reading: “The Avalanche Handbook” by McClung and Schaerer.

COURSE CURRICULUM:

The purpose of this workshop is to enhance your skills in avalanche hazard evaluation, forecasting, and decision-making. Classroom sessions will focus on the development of unstable snowpacks including long lasting and deep slab instabilities, and some of the newer concepts in snow science. In the field we’ll concentrate on snow stability evaluation techniques, detailed snowpack analysis, and documentation. We’d like to seek out recent avalanches so that we can investigate the contributory causes of fracture, but if there are no crown faces to be found, we’ll seek out a variety of snowpack conditions. The training will be intensive. This course consists of 40 hours of classroom and field training.

Program curriculum consists of:

Beacon use and practice

Group rescue techniques

Terrain analysis

Snow stability evaluation

Decision-making

Route selection

Safe travel procedures

Documentation of Pits

Forecasting

Snowpack Analysis

PRE-REQUISITES:

At least intermediate backcountry travel skills. Participation in a prior Level 1 Course or equivalent and at least a year of experience since your Level 1 Course.

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