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CW Section: Avalanche Awareness Courses for 2017 – Expressions of interest

By: Clayton Garbes

Source: Canterbury / Westland Section Newsletter (April 17)

The Canterbury / Westland section has again plans to run one day, beginner’s avalanche awareness courses for trampers and climbers in 2017.

At this stage we have dates in mind but require expressions of interest only as a price is yet to be confirmed but it would be no more than $100 (NZAC members price) for the day in the field at Mt Cheeseman Ski Field, a 2 hr evening seminar on the Friday evening (a compulsory part of the course, and free use of an avalanche kit for the day).

Dates planned are as follows:

  • Saturday 8th July and Sunday 9th July (two x one day courses), with a combined group seminar of Friday 7th July, 6pm start.
  • Saturday 22nd July and Sunday 23rd July (two x one day courses), with a combined group seminar of Friday 21st July, 6pm start.

We also have plans to run a beginners avalanche awareness day for skiers, to be held in August (date TBC), again, we are looking for expressions of interest at this stage before we can confirm.

Please contact Clayton Garbes if you are keen on any of the above – please give some details of yourself, experience level and if you are a member or non member.

claytongarbes@hotmail.com

Posted: 30/03/17

Posted By: Narina Sutherland