SMI Level 1 Avalanche Course
Posted by trailhuggersarah on Jan 17, 2007
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Dates: Apr 14, 2007 through Apr 15, 2007
Location: California, United States
City or Place: Bishop
Skill Level: Beginner, Intermediate
Partner Status: Don't want Partners
.::. Level I
Our Level 1 Course provides a complete introduction to the avalanche phenomenon, avalanche terrain, decision making, and rescue. This is an ideal first course for those new to travel in avalanche terrain and a great review or upgrade for anyone who has some experience or prior training but feels they need a skills "tune-up." The Level 1 is designed as a stand-alone course for back-country travelers; it also serves and an introduction to avalanches and is a lead in to the AIARE Level 2 Course for those who wish to progress.
Participants on a Level 1 Course can expect a minimum of about six hours of classroom instruction and about 10 to 12 hours of field instruction in the following subjects:
· Types of avalanches
· Characteristics of avalanches
· An introduction to how avalanches form and release
· Avalanche terrain
· Trip planning and preparation
· Travel techniques
· Decision making
· Avalanche rescue
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