Ice climbers face unique challenges in managing their risk due to the fact that it is nearly impossible to evaluate snowpack properties in the start zone above their objective ice route. This course gives climbers the tools and strategies to help makes better, more informed decisions in their pre trip plan and managing their risk in the field.
Hone your rescue skills—this is what keeps you and your partners alive! A Companion Rescue Skills (CRS) course is a must-have for all backcountry recreationists in any sport because it teaches life-saving search and rescue techniques.The CRS course is an important refresher for those with previous training and a great way to improve the rescue skills you learned in your AST 1. This hands-on, one-day course takes place in the field.
Canadian Rockies Mountain Guides AST 1 course is an avalanche safety course that is licensed by Avalanche Canada. This avalanche training course is essential learning for backcountry travel in avalanche terrain
You have taken your AST 1, you have solid experience in the backcountry, and you dedicate most of your free time to recreating in the backcountry—this is a course for you. The AST 2 course builds on the foundations of your AST 1, and provides a more advanced decision-making framework for travelling in avalanche terrain.