Nov 25, 2012 · 6:00 AM
Note: This is NOT avalanche safety training. This is a practice session for organizers who already have valid AST-1.
Please Note Change of Venue
Please Review the Avalanche Report
Where: Bow Summit
When: November 25
This is a start of season Organizers Avalanche Practice Day, details to follow in the next few days. If you are an organizer or want to be, you should attend this trip as it will become a prerequisite for Organizers to have AST1 and attend a practice session to plan winter trips.
You must have the following gear:
Alpine Touring gear or Telemark Skis or Snowshoes
Skins if on Skis
You can rent gear from MEC or UofC
Backcountry Skills, Knowledge and Preparation...
Visiting the backcounty of the Rocky Mountains requires knowledge and preparation.
You assume certain risks and expect certain hazards when you travel in the high country. Self-guided tour means that you look after yourself once you're there. You should be experienced in backcountry navigation, and be prepared to carry appropriate survival gear. Temperatures in the winter they range from -35°C to +10°C.
You are responsible for ensuring that you are properly equipped with appropriate outdoor clothing (no cotton) and gear, including but not limited to, winter equipment; snowshoes, skis and skins, avalanche beacons, shovels & probes snow study kits. Please bring your standard touring pack fully equipped as this will be examined and discussed. Please bring a touring lunch.
RULES OF CONDUCT PLEASE READ!!!