Haines Avalanche Center presents:


 Haines, Alaska

 February 15th - 16th, 2020


 Starts: Sat, Jan 15th 2020 at 5:30 PM AKST     Ends: Sun, Jan 16th 2020 at 4:30 PM AKST     

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 Haines, AK - TBD


 Haines Avalanche Center  
 Timothy Thomas                                             907-796-9263                           timtomakhs@gmail.com  


This is a Saturday night class and Sunday field day Motorized Companion Rescue certified training that will get you and your riding partners proficitent with rescue skills that saves lives. The course is taught to American Avalanche Association (A3) standards.

Motorized Avalanche Rescue topics include:

  • Wear & operate an avalanche beacon
  • Perform a mock companion recovery including single and multiple burial search 
  • Understand challenges involving multiple rescuer and learn basic group
  • Ropes/haul systems/glacier travel

Learn the Importance of beacon skills (burial time-survival statistics), beacon operation and search principles, demonstration and practice of signal, coarse, fine, and pinpoint search, rescue practice scenarios including group management, probing & shoveling, and overview of first aid and emergency skills needed in actual rescues. Glacier travel & rescue.

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. Night class 5:30 - 7:30pm Saturday February 15th and field day 8:30am - 4:30pm Sunday February 16th

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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