REC 1307 - Avalanche Level I
Typically Taught Spring Semester: 1st Blk
Course Fee: $100.00
Course Fee Purpose: This course has a fee attached. Course fees are established in order to benefit the students in this course and may, among other things, be used to cover the costs of equipment replacement and maintenance, consumable materials, licensure examinations, or to meet specific regulatory requirements. Examples of course fee expenditures for this course include equipment such as avalanche beacons, avalanche probes, collapsible shovels, avalanche airbags, ski helmets, first aid supplies, spare batteries, and ski wax.
This course is intended for individuals wishing to pursue travel in avalanche terrain, whether backcountry skiing and snowboarding, snowshoeing, or mountaineering. Different sections of this course may be appropriate for various modes of travel, for example, skiing and snowboarding vs. snowshoeing. Instruction will take place predominantly at local backcountry mountainous areas through practical skills sessions. The course also includes relevant lecture, discussion, group decision making, and travel plan exercises. Emphasis will be placed on development of skills and knowledge to select appropriate terrain to avoid avalanches.
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