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Sun Valley Guides Avalanche Rescue Course

January 2, 2021 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Are you looking to learn how to the use that expensive piece of machinery that you carry everyday in the backcountry? Whether you are new to the backcountry or looking to hone in/improve your skills, this is the course to learn everything you need to know about your avalanche transceiver (beacon)! Knowing how to execute an avalanche rescue is an essential skill to have before entering the backcountry. It’s important to develop an internal checklist in your brain, to be ready for the worse case scenario… an avalanche burial. With instruction, training, and practice, you don’t have to think twice about the process, you can spring into action!

This is a one day course for backcountry recreationalists, aspiring professionals, Search & Rescue volunteers, and/or EMS/LE looking to refine their companion rescue skills and continue their education into more advanced rescue techniques. It will review (or introduce if new to the backcountry) all the parts of companion rescue and how to use the marking function and micro strip searches for multiple burials. Students will receive a certification of completion for an Avalanche Rescue course as outlined by the American Avalanche Association. There will be an zoom meeting prior to the field day, where we cover a presentation of the topics below and then run through many exercises in the field.

Topics covered:

  • Avalanche statistics

  • Escape and survival techniques

  • Recent developments and research

  • Rescue equipment (including discussion on the use of airbags, avalungs, and helmets)

  • SAR rescue techniques (line probes/rescue dogs)

  • Transceiver search (signal, course, fine)

  • Strategic shoveling/probing

  • Multiple close burials

  • Deep burials

  • Identifying additional resource needs

Details

Date:
January 2, 2021
Time:
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Event Category:
Website:
https://svguides.com/avy-courses

Organizer

Sun Valley Guides
Phone:
208-721-0290
Email:
info@svguides.com
Website:
https://svguides.com/

Venue

Sun Valley Guides
650 N. Main Street
Ketchum, ID 83340 United States
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Phone:
208-721-0290
Website:
https://svguides.com/