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CW Section - Avalanche Awareness for Climbers & Trampers


Avalanche Awareness for Climbers &Trampers

Canterbury / Westland Section

This one evening and one day course outlines the basics of the avalanche phenomenon and sets people up for further learning and to be a safer member of a group travelling in winter terrain.

(There will be a 2 hour evening theory session that is a compulsory part of the course).

What will be taught:

  • Avalanche equipment and its use.
  • Trip planning.
  • Terrain choice and navigation.
  • Small party rescue.

When and Where:

Friday 15th July (evening seminar, doors open 6 pm for a 6.30 pm SHARP start), at NZAC HQ Unit 6/6 Raycroft Street in Opawa.

Saturday 16th July or Sunday 17th July (choice of one of two days with a maximum of 12 students per day so some flexibility may be required if your first choice day is not available) – day in field, 8.30 am to 4.30 pm at Mt Cheeseman Skifield (meeting at the car park before the 8.30 am start time).

*The Saturday course is full. Places still however available for the Sunday.*

Course Cost:

$100 will cover the evening seminar, day in the field at Mt Cheeseman, additional course paperwork, free use of avalanche kit (transceiver / shovel and probe).  Car pooling from Christchurch is encouraged and fuel reimbursements to drivers is an additional cost to be covered by those students wishing to share a ride.

At a minimum, you must know how to use an ice axe and crampons – NO EXCEPTIONS.

For a registration form, equipment list and any further information please contact Clayton on [email protected]

Course Info


NZAC HQ & Mt Cheeseman Skifield


15 July 2016 - 17 July 2016


18:00 - 16:30


Course Cost $100

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