Colwest Alpine Adventures

Avalanche Skills Training - Mountaineering / Hiking Camps

We are offering the Companion Rescue Skills Course. It is a 1-day review, covering all facets of companion rescue, including the use of shovels, transceivers and probes as well as rescue strategies.  This is a great review if you have previously completed a RAC or AST course. Course dates are on an as-needed basis and cost is $75.00/person. (Note: this course is endorsed by Avalanche Canada.)

The course consists of a morning classroom session including a general review of avalanche particulars and companion rescue protocols. You will spend the afternoon practicing companion rescue skills in the field. Students will be brought up to date on the latest companion rescue techniques.

CRS Courses Dates - Interior of BC - Please note, all dates are 2017 - 2018

Contact Brad Harrison at colwest@shaw.ca

Course 1:      November 29       Open         Kamloops    
Course 2: December 13 Open Kamloops
Course 3: January     17 Open Kamloops
Course 4: February     7 Open Kamloops
Course 6: March       14 Open Kamloops

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Learn how to analyze the strength of the snowpack, including the Rutschblock test

Learning how to save your buddy is what this training is all about.

Understand and know how to use your transceiver.

Improve your shoveling and probing techiniques.