Dates and Prices
$150 CDN per person. Includes instruction and avalanche safety equipment. Price does not include GST, park entry fees, meals or transportation.
Trip Cancellation Insurance is available through the Simpson Group.
Is it for You?
We recommend that you have had some prior formal avalanche training before taking the Companion Rescue Skills Course. An AST 1 or AST 2, or an equivalent avalanche awareness course will help you to understand and consolidate the skills taught on this program.
The Companion Rescue Skills Course curriculum was designed and developed by the Canadian Avalanche Centre. The course is a perfect choice for those who want to refresh and update their avalanche search and rescue skills. If you recreate or work in or around avalanche terrain this is the course for you. Every year skiers, hikers, climbers and sledders face the challenge of moving safely in avalanche terrain. This course will enhance your skills and provide you with the necessary tools and approaches to perform effective companion rescue should the need arise.
We will look at preventative measures in avalanche terrain, understanding and utilizing the avalanche safety gear, learn and practice search and rescue with transceivers probes and shovels. Learn and practice with digital beacon technology, learn techniques for deep burials, learn how to search without a beacon by identifying likely areas and random spot probing and also learn and practice new and effective shovel techniques. We will also practice with multiple burials, managing a search and post incident considerations.
Upon completion of the course you will receive a certificate in Companion Rescue.