Provided by American Avalanche Institute
Friday, November 29, 2019
Level 1 course, November 29 - December 2. This level 1 course takes place November 29 & 30 from 6-9 pm and December 1-2 from 8 am - 5 pm. This course will cover the basics of avalanche hazard awareness and stability assessment. 40% of the course is in the classroom and 60% is in the field.
The Level 1 will cover the basics of avalanche hazard awareness and stability assessment. Forty percent of the course is classroom based and the other sixty percent is field based. We will travel in the backcountry, in and around avalanche terrain.
This course focuses on the following:
• Recognizing avalanche terrain
• Travel procedures in avalanche terrain
• Avalanche transceiver use and rescue skills
• Reading and interpreting the avalanche hazard forecast bulletin
• Understanding the basics of mountain snowpack formation
• Field observations of snowpack, weather, and terrain
• Use and interpretation of snowpack stability tests
• Using the avalanche forecast and pertinent observations in an effective decision-making framework
• Learning how human factors, or biases, can influence decision-making