We will meet in the First Aid room. Students should come prepared to spend time outside in the snow. (Snow pants & coat, warm boots, hat, and gloves.) We will spend a significant amount of time outside. Folks could also bring a snack; 4 hours of class tends to make people hungry! This workshop will teach you the skills to effectively operate a rescue beacon, efficiently probe the snow to determine the victim's location and strategically move snow with your shovel to uncover your companion.
This workshop covers:
- Case Study - Mt. Proctor, BC
- Beacon Operations-Fundamentals, Course Search, Fine Search, Practice
- Probe Use- Overview of Methods, Spiral Method, Beacon Search with Probe
- Shoveling Strategic vs. Non-Strategic, Strategic Methods (Terracing, V-Shaped, Multiple Rescuers)
- Putting it all Together