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Don't get caught missing the Avalanche course

There will be a Level 1 Module 1 Avalanche course held at Pine Knob on Saturday January 25. This class qualifies as a Senior Elective.

When:  Sat, January 25, 9am – 4pm Description:  Avalanche Level 1 - Module 1 - Classroom The class is generally taught in the third floor area above the cafeteria.

Level 1 Avalanche Module 1 (L1AM1) provides the classroom component of a Level 1 avalanche course. It introduces fundamental concepts and principles of avalanche hazard, safety, and rescue, but it does not include skill development in the field.

By itself, the module qualifies as an introductory-level course that satisfies NSP senior elective requirements in those divisions where avalanche hazard is negligible and providing Module 2 is impractical if not impossible due to lack of representative terrain and snowpack. It does not meet full Level 1 course standards and does not qualify as a prerequisite for enrollment in a Level 2 avalanche course.

As of this date, a date for a level 1 module 2 field session within the Central Division has not been determined. There are two excellent publications that you should consider prereading before attending the class to provide a more fulfilling experience. If your time is limited between now and the class, consider at least browsing the shorter publication. Books can be acquired via Amazon.

Snow Sense, A Guide to Evaluating Snow Avalanche Hazard, Jill Fredston and Doug Fesler, 132 pages, $10 on Amazon Staying Alive in Avalanche Terrain, Bruce Tremper, 318 pages, $17.34 on Amazon If Interested you must register with both National and the Region

National Course: C100200015 Regional Signup and Smartwaiver: Register Avalanche L1 M1 

For Information contact John Taylor - taylorjo2@gmail.com

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