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Companion Rescue Workshop

Saturday, February 17, 2018

Companion Rescue Workshop

Saturday, February 17, 2018


Companion Rescue

This workshop will teach you the skills to effectively operate a rescue beacon, efficiently probe the snow to determine the victim's location and stratgically move snow with your shovel to uncover your companion.

Areas of focus in this course:

  • Case Study - Mt. Proctor, BC
  • Beacon Fundamentals
  • Beacon Coarse Search
  • Beacon Fine Search
  • Beacon Practice
  • Overview of Probe Methods
  • Spiral Probe Method
  • Beacon Search with Probe
  • Strategic vs. Non-Strategic Shoveling
  • Strategic Shoveling Methods (Terracing, V-Shaped, Multiple Rescuers)
  • Putting it all Together

Workshops begin at 9am. Participants will meet outside the Mission Ridge Base Area First Aid Room. Please be prepared with all your ski and snowboard gear to ride the chairlift to the summit at 9am.

For information or to register for this, and other David Pettigrew Foundation Mountaineering Courses, follow the link below:

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  • Date: February 17th, 2018
  • Time: 9:00am
  • Where: Meet outside the First Aid Room in the Base Area

Perfect for our family of four

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