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FREE Companion Rescue Skills Course

December 19 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Elk Valley Snow Shepherds present

Companion Rescue Skills Training Course

FREE to FSA Annual Membership holders ($190 value)

Hone those rescue skills – it is what saves live in the backcountry! The Companion Rescue Skills Course is an important annual refresher for those with previous training to practice your technique and learn the latest in rescue strategy and technology. This is a one-day hands-on course that will take place in the Coal Creek or Morrissey Staging Area. Participants will receive a certificate from Avalanche Canada upon successful completion.

Learning Outcomes

  • Review preventative measures in avalanche terrain
  • Practice with your avalanche safety equipment
  • Learn techniques for deep burial situations
  • How to search without a transceiver in likely areas of burial by spot probing
  • New and highly effective shoveling techniques
  • See new transceiver technology
  • Practice multiple burial rescue situations and understand the marking feature on your transceiver
  • Conduct an organized and effective rescue including first aid and post-incident considerations.

Limited seats are available on a first-come-first-serve basis. Register online here or info@elkvalleysnowshepherds.com for more information.


December 19
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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