Haines Avalanche Center presents:


 Haines, Alaska

 January 18th, 2020


 Starts: Sat, Jan 18th 2020 at 8:30 AM AKST     Ends: Sat, Jan 18th 2020 at 5:30 PM AKST     

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  Funny Farm @ Mesquito Lake, Haines, AK 


  Haines Avalanche Center  
  Jeff Moskowitz                                                      907-314-0188                            jeff@alaskasnow.org  


This is a 8-hour, 1-day Avalanche Rescue certified training that will get you and your backcountry partners proficitent with companion avalanche rescue that saves lives. The course is taught to American Avalanche Association (A3) standards.

Avalanche Rescue topics include:

  • Avalanche Rescue Principles
  • Avalanche Gear & Technique
  • Companion Rescue Process
  • Avalanche Victim Patient Care
  • Identifying Additional Resources

Learn: Importance of knowing when you are entering into avalanche terrain, group plan communication, trailhead checks, travel protocol, priorities & actions to take if involved in an avalanche, effective applications of search techniques, methods and strategies used in locating burials, medical issues associated with avalanches, how to request EMS rescources and what to expect with larger ICS responses, and more. 

Come prepared to be outdoors. Bring your personal equipment that you typically carry with you in the mountains including: beacon, shovel probe. A gear list will be provided. The course meets on all day Saturday. Expect 3 hours indoors and 5 hours outdoors.

Course will run from 8-6 pm Saturday with a break for lunch. Location will depend on condtions. 

For questions, comments, or concerns please contact us via e-mail or phone. All registerd students will be kept updated regarding possible time and location changes.

Instructor-to-student ratio is 1:6.

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