OL 194AB : Avalanche Level I Refresher
Avalanche Level I Refresher
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Contact hours total
This course is designed to review the materials from Avalanche Level I, including the various factors that contribute to avalanche hazard including terrain, weather, snowpack, and the human component (good vs. bad decision making). Avalanche safety equipment such as transceivers, probes and shovels are also reviewed, along with how to use each of these critical pieces of safety gear. Field time is spent practicing transceiver search techniques (single and multiple burial), snowpack assessment (through a 'Test-pit Plus'), and safe travel practices and group travel skills. Students must have completed an Avalanche Level I course within the past five years.
1. Identify avalanche terrain
2. Identify basic grain types, weak layers and strong layers
3. Perform field tests to determine snowpack stability/instability
4. Recognize weather and terrain factors contributing to instability
5. Perform rescue through fast and efficient transceiver use
6. Apply safe travel techniques.
7. Updated skills and knowledge from prior Level I training