AST-1 you willll learn how to recognize avalanche terrain and how to self rescue.
An AST 1 is a minimum of two days with both classroom and field components.
You need to take this course first and so should your friends because just one person trained in a group is not enough. Everyone in your group should take an AST 1.
What you will learn in an AST 1:
- avalanche formation and release
- identify avalanche terrain
- the basics of trip planning
- optimal use of tools and resources like the avalanche forecasts to mitigate your avalanche risk
- use appropriate travel techniques in avalanche terrain
- intro to companion rescue
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