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) â 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.*
$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 â NO EXCEPTIONS.
For a registration form, equipment list and any further information please contact Clayton on [email protected]
NZAC HQ & Mt Cheeseman Skifield
15 July 2016 - 17 July 2016
18:00 - 16:30
Course Cost $100
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