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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