Day 1 is primarily classroom based, with an outdoor avalanche rescue practice. Bring the following:
- Avaluator 2
- Pen & notebook
- Avalanche rescue gear (transceiver, probe & shovel in backpack)
- Outside shoes
Days 2-4 will be full days in the field. Each person will need the following:
- Skis or splitboard with touring bindings and skins that fit. (Snowshoes are not permitted).
- Ski crampons MAY be required for April courses.
- Ski/snowboard poles
- Ski/snowboard boots compatible with your setup.
- Digital Avalanche Transceiver
- Avalanche Probe
- Avalanche Shovel (must be collapsible)
- Daypack (~30L).
- Lunch and snacks
- Water or thermos bottle (recommend 1-1.5L)
- Personal 1st aid kit (blisters, band-aid’s etc.)
- Warm and weatherproof clothing for moderate periods of inactivity in the mountains.
- Avaluator 2 (can be shared with another participant)
- Map for Rogers Pass (can be shared with another participant)
- Compass (can be shared with another participant)
- Decision Making in Avalanche Terrain fieldbook (Recommended, can be purchased from www.avalanche.ca)
- Staying Alive in Avalanche Terrain, Bruce Tremper 2001 (Recommended)
- If you need to rent equipment, Powder Rentals in Revelstoke have shovels, probes, transceivers, touring skis with skins, splitboards with skins, poles and boots. They offer a 10% discount to course participants. You can call them at 250-814 4POW (4769) or visit their website.
If you have any questions regarding equipment please contact me.