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Jan
16
Thursday
Jan
16
Thu
Education :: Classes
AVALANCHE LEVEL 1 | LOST TRAIL POWDER MOUNTAIN
12:00 PM
University of Montana
Description:
Sponsored by Missoula Avalanche

Format:

2 part classroom component 2 day field component

1.16.20 – 1.17.20 Classroom Component | University of Montana, Missoula Campus

1.18.19 – 1.19.20 Field Component | Lost Trail Pass Backcountry

Price: $275.00

Avalanche Level 1
The level 1 course is designed for current and aspiring backcountry travelers. This course focuses on developing a solid foundation in avalanche knowledge and backcountry travel skills. Following the American Avalanche Association (A3) curriculum instructors cover systematic approaches for sorting and prioritizing information in the complex environment of decision-making in the backcountry. Forty percent of the course is classroom based and the other sixty percent is field based. Participants will travel in the backcountry, in and around avalanche terrain.

This course focuses on the following:

Basic avalanche terminology
Recognizing avalanche terrain
Travel procedures in avalanche terrain
Formation of the mountain snowpack
How weather changes the snowpack
Human factors and how they can influence decision-making
Interpreting the avalanche forecast and advisory
Tour planning
Avalanche transceiver use and rescue skills
Field observations of terrain, snowpack, and weather
Use and interpretation of stability tests
Implementing systems for prioritizing information, working as a team, and minimizing possible human factor traps
Classroom decision-making scenarios to practice use of the checklist
Next steps
RECOMMENDED READING
Snow Sense, Jill Fredston & Doug Fesler
Staying Alive in Avalanche Terrain, Bruce Tremper
Avalanche Essentials, Bruce Tremper
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
What is included:

Professional instruction
Course workbooks
Classroom and field instruction
Lift tickets (unless otherwise noted), if the course is operating out of a ski area
What is not included:

Transportation to and from the trailhead
Personal gear
Avalanche rescue gear
Food

COURSE REGISTRATION:
This course is run in partnership with The University of Montana Outdoor Program. You must register through Campus Rec.

Registration will open for this course October 10th, 2019 at Noon.
Age Group: All Ages
Venue: University of Montana
Address: 32 Campus Drive Missoula, MT 59812
Phone: (406) 243-6880

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