Nelson Based AST-2
Are you ready to take your learning to the next level? Our goal is to help you maximize your winter backcountry adventures by giving you professional level decision making tools and processes. You will have one full day of in-class learning, reviewing and expanding on the lessons learned in the AST-1. We follow this with 3 full field days moving through terrain in classic ski touring locations throughout the Whitewater and Kootenay Pass Backcountry. You can expect our professional guides to cover topics such as, terrain analysis, companion rescue, route finding, skin track setting, map and GPS reading, and how to take relevant snowpack observations, including the compression test, and extended column test.
The AST-2 course is for students who have completed the AST-1, have intermediate to advanced ski skills and fitness level at a point where you are confident to undertake three consecutive days of touring.
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