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 Nothing Found Apologies, but no results were found for the requested archive.