Avalanche Rescue Course (ARC)
This is a practical avalanche rescue course and consists of approx. 8 hours contact time and covers both class room and field inputs, with emphasis on coaching rescue skills. It’s core curriculum content focuses upon companion rescue within a ski group, including avalanche scene rescue management and repeatedly practicing realistic multiple burial scenarios. Students are coached on advanced transceiver use, deep burials, multiple burials, tactical digging, victim patient care and identifying additional resources such as Search & Rescue. This is the full one day input that is now incorporated into our advanced Level 2 course but is also available as a stand alone course. It provides perfect refresher training for anyone venturing into the backcountry and is a must for all mountain professionals. The course follows the AAA curriculum guidelines. There is no requirement for ski touring equipment for this course.
Advanced/ Pro Avalanche Rescue Workshop
This is a practical 1 day intensive avalanche rescue workshop intended for industry professionals and advanced search and rescue volunteers. It is designed both as avalanche rescue refresher training but primarily to introduce more advanced and recently developed concepts of avalanche rescue. This is a practicioners course that is delivered in the field with a combination of demonstrations and practice rescue scenarios.
Topics that will be covered include:
Avalanche Survival and Mortality. Stages of Transceiver Search. Multiple Burials. Deep Burials. Probing Techniques. Advanced Excavation and Extrication Techniques. Rescue and Medical Triage. Transceiver Function Tests. Avalanche Incident Site Organisation. Transceiver Interference. Additional Search Equipment. Risk in Avalanche Rescue. Post Incident Issues and Responsibilities.
There is no requirement for ski touring equipment for this course. Students will provide their own rescue equipment (transceiver/ shovel/ probe) and there is an expectation that prior to attending the course that they are familiar and competent with their use.