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Avalanche Safety Training (AST) 1

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906 Bow Valley Trail 4C

Canmore, AB T1W 2N6

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This course will be over the following dates:

  • Thursday, Feb 1st 5:00pm-9:00pm (Classroom)
  • Friday, Feb 2nd 5:00pm-9:00pm (Classroom)
  • Saturday, Feb 3rd All day (In the Field)

This is the course where you’ll learn how to recognize avalanche terrain and how to self rescue. An AST 1 is a minimum of two days with both classroom and field components. You need to take this course first and so should your friends because just one person trained in a group is not enough. Everyone in your group should take an AST 1. Recognize an AST 1 course is only the beginning - the avalanche pros will tell you avalanche training is a life long process.

What you will learn in an AST 1:

  • avalanche formation and release
  • identify avalanche terrain
  • the basics of trip planning
  • optimal use of tools and resources like the avalanche forecasts to mitigate your avalanche risk
  • use appropriate travel techniques in avalanche terrain
  • intro to companion rescue

Check out the backcountry meetup dates with a guide as an advisor at facebook.com/skiuphill.

This event is hosted by Francisco Medina (Pancho). He is originally from Santiago, Chile where he began his outdoor pursuits at a very early age accomplishing numerous first ascents and climbs. He began his guiding career leading mountaineering trips to Aconcagua and trekking trips to Patagonia and Atacama in South America. For years he was involved with outdoor education in Chile and USA and then in 2001, he was the lead cinematographer for “Mujeres el Everest” which was the first successful, South American, women’s expedition to summit Mount Everest.

He received his UIAGM/IFMGA in France in 2004. Since then he has continued to climb, guide and instruct in the Andes, Alps, Rockies and Himalayas. Francisco has also been very involved with snow safety, working with ski patrols in Chile, Switzerland, Italy and Canada, as well as consulting on avalanche safety for various mining operations. In 2006 he began semi-annual trips to Canada to experience all the Canadian Rockies have to offer and now resides full time in Canmore and he is a now a Mountain Guide member with the ACMG. Whether it is mountaineering expeditions, climbing, skiing, trekking or outdoor education courses Francisco is excited about sharing the outdoors with his guests.

Francisco is holds Level 2 certification with the Canadian Avalanche Association is currently working on his Level 3.

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