Illicil Cracking 14 Jan 2018

Rogers Pass :: Advanced Avalanche Skills Training :: AST-2

I spent this past weekend in Rogers Pass finishing the second part of an AST-2 class. We had a great time, spending Saturday in the Ursus Trees area and Sunday up the Illicilliwaet drainage. Sure enough the surface hoar problems discussed in the Parks avalanche bulletins were easy to find and very reactive especially below 1850 m on shaded aspects ...
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Ice Skating on Spray Lake

Skiing and Skating

Today was a multi-sports day for me. I spent the bulk of the day teaching an AST-1 field day at Chester Lake where we skied on some incredibly beautiful surface hoar. Surface hoar is mountain dew that forms in the winter time, the result of cold surface snow (super-cooled by radiant heat loss the way grass is on a cold ...
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Illicil Cracking 14 Jan 2018

AST-2 Jan 6-7 & 13-14, 2018

THIS COURSE IS FULLY BOOKED You have taken your AST 1, you have solid experience in the backcountry and you dedicate most of your free time to recreating in the backcountry; this is a course for you. An AST 2 course builds on the foundations of your AST 1, and provides a more advanced decision-making framework for travelling in avalanche ...
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