This course was designed for the serious backcountry snow rider who wants more advanced avalanche rescue skills.
Banff National Park or the Kananaskis area.
The course will be 2.5 days. A 4 hour class session on Zoom. 2 Field Days
*Please add 5% sales tax to the above amounts. *Additional expenses such as food, gear rental, park fees, transportation or accommodation not included. 4:1
It is a crucial skill to be capable of solving challenging avalanche burial scenarios. They account for 20-25% of avalanche accidents in Canada.
There are a number of different design philosophies with respect to transceiver design and functionality. The concepts of how various avalanche transceivers emit a signal and how they receive signals will be explored in great detail.
These concepts and techniques will be taught both in a classroom setting and in the field.
Regardless of which brand of avalanche transceiver you have you will leave the course with a better understanding of how your transceiver works
The Advanced Avalanche Rescue course will examine marking functions, signal suppression, big picture mode, analog mode and scan functions in great detail. Once those functions are understood, we can then use these functions to help solve any burial problem.
The following advanced search techniques will be taught on this course:
1. Deep avalanche burials.
2. Close proximity burials.
3. Very close proximity burials.
Paddy Jerome has been in the instructor pool of the Canadian Avalanche Association’s Industry Training Program for the past 3 years. He is heavily involved in the delivery of the Canadian Avalanche Association’s Avalanche Search and Rescue (AvSAR) program.