A specially priced, intensive, two day Life After AST course for members of the Vancouver Island Section of the Alpine Club of Canada. For many people making the step from their avalanche skills training to actually getting out touring in the back country is a bit daunting. This course is designed just for that. The idea was actually developed by some of our students and the results have been spectacular. Spend two days with a super experienced ski guide as they facilitate a trip planning sessions followed by a full day of touring for two successive days in avalanche terrain and a structured debrief to end of each day. Students will gain the confidence to plan and execute their own trips as well as a ton of local knowledge about their touring destinations.
Included in the price:
Guide/Instructor and use of transceiver, shovel and probe.
Not included in the price:
Personal clothing and equipment (list provided), transport, accommodation or food. Transportation and accommodation logistics will be organised by the VIACC for participants and guide though the price of these is not included. Participants may use alpine touring, telemark or split board. Snowboarders using snowshoes are recommended to either rent a split board or put together an all snowshoeing group unless they are very fit and ready to keep up with participants on equipment which slides uphill and down.