Avalanche Awareness - Level 1

Duration: 1 Day(s)

Course Times: 08:00:00 - 17:00:00

Certificate Valid: BASP ski patrol log book competencies signed: 'Avalanche Understanding', 'Avalanche Assessment', 'Safe Travel Techniques', and 'Basic Avalanche Rescue'

Suitable for: BASP Members only. Ski patrollers, back country skiers who like to go off the piste or 'over the back' at Nevis Range

Course Overview: Level 1 Avalanche training for BASP members; this course will fulfill the first 4 sections for the Avalanche modules in the Ski Patrol Log book. By the end of the course you will be able to :
. Read and interpret the SAIS Avalanche forecast
. Understand the basics of avalanches and their causes
. Know the pre depart steps required to plan and carry out a safe ski/mountain trip
. Identify warning signs of danger during a trip
. Make avalanche avoidance the top consideration and avoid “groupthink” and familiarity traps
. Carry out a rapid companion rescue if it all goes badly wrong

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