The second goal of our project is to provide free basic avalanche education to South Americans. Avalanche education is almost non-existent in South America and the few courses there are are out of reach of almost all but the few who can afford them. We offer two courses and they are free to students.
Basic Backcountry Clinic: This is a one day course which will cover: basic terrain analysis and group travel within the terrain, basic weather and its effect on avalanches, basic snow pack analysis and stability tests, as well as partner (and depending on the audience group) rescue. we start indoors with presentations of basic information on the subjects, and then move outdoors and use the mountains as our classroom practicing new skills in a hands on approach.
Basic Beacon Clinic: This one and a half hour clinic will teach
people who already have beacons or are interested in getting one: how a beacon functions, its basic anatomy, and how to perform a beacon search.
Our courses are open to anyone who wants to be a student, workers and recreators alike. We use the highly sucessfull “Know Before You Go” program as a tool. Our scheduled classes are listed on our home page.
If you are part of an organization, business, or school whom would like a private class for your members, employees, or students we would be happy for the opportunity to teach your group..please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org