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Avalanche Rescue

Provided by Utah Mountain Adventures
Salt Lake
Saturday, December 3, 2022
8AM - 4PM: This 8-hour, field-based course focuses on the fundamentals of efficient rescue. Companion rescue is a last resort, but an essential skill to master, and stay current on as a backcountry partner. COST: $219 plus tax.
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Companion rescue is a last resort, but an essential skill to master, and stay current on as a backcountry partner. This 8-hour, field-based course focuses on the fundamentals of efficient rescue. Instructors will demonstrate, then students will practice all aspects of organizing and leading rescue, including transceiver searches; methodical probing; strategic shoveling; and airbag deployment and re-packing.
This course is a prerequisite to Pro Level 1 and Rec Level 2 and it also pairs well with the Level 1 Refresher Course. Students may travel on skis or split board with skins, or on snowshoes.
Course Description:
  • Anticipating a rescue: terrain recognition and travel protocols
  • Escape and survival strategies for avalanche victims
  • Rescuer safety, last seen point, communication, common mistakes
  • Transceivers: antennae, range variations, idiosyncrasies
  • Beacon checks, trailhead and full-range; send and receive
  • Single beacon searches, including deep burials
  • Multiple burials; flagging functions with various beacons
  • Basic patient care for avalanche victims; packaging & transport
  • Small & large team rescues: response roles, tactics and scenarios
  • Non-transceiver searches: spot probing; probe lines
  • Gear to carry and recommended training for backcountry travel
  • Emergency response procedures and interfacing with EMS teams
2022-23 Dates
Dec. 3, 2022 Saturday, 8am-4pm
Dec. 11, 2022 Sunday, 8am-4pm
Jan. 7, 2023 Saturday, 8am-4pm
Jan. 27, 2023 Friday, 8am-4pm
Mar. 10, 2023 Friday, 8am-4pm
Cost: $219 plus tax
Register here or contact Utah Mountain Adventures:
phone: 801-550-3986