Avalanche Level I
Boulder Mountaineering School, CMC Boulder Group
Level I course objectives:
- Identify avalanche terrain and make route finding decisions
- Identify weak and strong layers
- Perform field test to learn snow stability/instability
- Recognize weather, terrain and snowpack factors contributing to instability
- Perform small group rescue
- Perform fast and efficient transceiver rescue
The course consists of two evening lecture sessions and two all day field trip for a total of 24 hours of training. If you have any questions about this course please contact the clinic.
Student Equipment: Field trip will be in a winter avalanche environment of intermediate backcountry terrain. All students will need to be prepared for standing around all day and staying warm. In addition, each student will need a beacon, shovel, snow shoes or skis/snowboard with skins. A few beacons will be available to use for the class.
Required Text: SnowSense: A guide to evaluating snow avalanche hazard, Jill Fredston and Doug Fesler.(Text & course handouts included in course fee)
Application and Student Waivers