This course leads to the New Zealand Mountain Safety Council Avalanche Safety Management Stage 1 certificate. The syllabus includes NZQA units.
This residential avalanche course will take place at Levin Waiopehu Lodge, Whakapapa Skifield, Mt Ruapehu, from 4 -10 August 2014. It is aimed at people involved in professional or advanced recreational alpine activities. Staff deliver intensive and thorough training, fundamental skills to manage avalanche risk will be assessed.
At the completion of this course, students will have acquired the following skills:
- Improved decision making skills to minimise travel risk
- Recognise avalanche terrain and identify safe route selection
- Understand the formation and classification of avalanches
- Identify and record current weather conditions
- Identify and interpret snow crystals and structures
- Carry out snowpack analysis and record snow profiles
- Contribute to an avalanche search and rescue operation
- Improve personal safety awareness
Download a list of equipment requirements (PDF file, 20KB)
Course fee is inclusive of accomodation and meals.