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AST-1 Sled Specific, Blacktusk Snowmobile Club, Feb 11, 2023
Please contact the BlackTusk Snowmobile Club to book this event
15.5 hours Total:
4 hour classroom at Chalet Saturday
2-hour classroom at Chalet Sunday
4-hour 1 field day Saturday and 4 hours on Sunday
You will gain knowledge, and skills to help you stay out of harm’s way using the planning technology available via Avalanche Canada and other resources.
You will learn to look critically at the winter landscape, judging the terrain and snowpack, detecting danger zones and safe routes.
You will become fast and accurate rescuers. Honing your skills with avalanche transceiver, probe, and shovel. Getting you prepared for any situation.
Note: Be prepared for physically challenging afternoons: you will be required to walk in the snow and dig to become proficient with avalanche equipment and rescue scenarios.

Self Study Prior to Feb 10, 2023 (Mandatory)
Approx. 3 hours, it can be broken into several sessions or done all at once. Use the links include
#1. Avy Savy-online tutorial
#2 BCA Avalanche-Rescue
beacon searching
Probing
Shoveling
Group Search

Optional for the Keeners
Snow Science
Avalanches and Terrain
Weather and Snowpack

Field Day Requirements: Sled in good working order, Backpack, Probe, Shovel, Avalanche Transceiver, Snacks, Beverages, Overnight Gear: pillow, sleeping back etc.

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