Day 1 - Classroom
Time: 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Location: Best Western Fernie
This is a typical classroom day format with a lot of content to cover. We will discuss terrain travel at length and give you tools for progressive planning and travel techniques. We will also build on the basics of seasonal snowpack structure that you learned in the AST 1 course.
In the afternoon the class will plan our 3 day backcountry trip. We will make a travel plan, rescue plan, and assign gear.
There will be quick breaks throughout the day, but no time available to leave for lunch/snacks. Lunch is also available for purchase at the venue.
Please bring your transceiver to the class room day!
Day 2 - Class & Field Day
Time: 8:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Location: Starbucks Fernie
Day 2 is a big day! We will meet in the morning to review our trip plan and make any necessary changes. Your guide will check everyone’s gear before we head out for the trail head. The tour to the hut will give everyone a chance to make observations, track set, and lead the group. In the evening the guide will prepare dinner while the students complete a hazard evaluation of the day. After dinner, the group is responsible for planning the next day’s objective. For dessert, we get together and review all of the hard work and everyone will have the opportunity to contribute!