Alpine Access AST1 Course 2021 – 11 / 12 September
- Sporting Events
- Workshops and Talks
- 11 Sep 2021 07:00 16:00
- 12 Sep 2021 07:00 16:00
Alpine Access Australia is an accredited Avalanche Canada AST Provider. Avalanche Canada sets the global standard for providing avalanche awareness programs. Participants acquire new skills and knowledge to help them keep safe in the backcountry. Yes avalanches do happen in Australia, and AST1 is also essential if you and your friends venture into the side or backcountry when skiing or snowboarding overseas.
AST1 is a two day course – 1 day in the classroom, and 1 day out in the backcountry.
What you will learn in an AST 1 course:
– Avalanche formation and release
– Identify avalanche terrain
– Basics of trip planning
– Optimal use of tools and resources like the avalanche forecasts to mitigate your avalanche risk
– Use of appropriate travel techniques in avalanche terrain
– Companion rescue using beacon, shovel, probe.
We also incorporate into the field day of our course an emphasis on backcountry touring technique, safe touring in the Australian backcountry and touring etiquette. The participants on our courses are always a diverse group with one main thing in common, a passion for the mountains and a desire to learn the skills and knowledge to be safe in the backcountry. This makes for a fun, stimulating & challenging two days.