Wednesday, 27 January 2010

Basic Avalanche Awareness and Rescue Course
(Level 1)

At the end of the course students should be able to:
ü       Understand the basics of avalanches and their causes
ü       Identify avalanche terrain
ü       Know the steps required to plan and carry out a ski trip
ü       Read and understand the SAIS Avalanche forecast
ü       Use appropriate safe travel techniques in avalanche terrain.
ü       Carry out a companion rescue
ü       Understand the limits of their knowledge base and put safety first

Friday Evening

Introduction and Registration

·         Avalanche Prediction – The Avalanche Triangle

·         Weather and Avalanche Forecast Interpretation

·          Types of Avalanche: Predictable and Victim Triggered

·         Consequence Reduction: Equipment, including Transceiver, Probe and Shovel

·         First Aid for the Avalanche victim

·         Getting Help 

Saturday - Practical on Ski

Pre Depart Equipment & Safety Checks

·         Snow pit interpretation and reliability

·         Hazard Evaluation and Slope Safety Measures

·         Rescue:  Transceiver Searching

·         Multi burial searching

·         Effective Digging

Course Debrief, Evaluation and End

Venue: Glencoe Mountain who are hosting the course.  BASP Associate Members Only
Please bring a Transceiver, Probe & Shovel.  These are not supplied.


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