Adventure Trip with REC1+ Avalanche Course (English); September 10-16
Adventure Trip with Avalanche Science Level 1 REC1+ Course
Ski four of the most special Patagonia Volcanos in Patagonia.
Summit the Lonquimay, Llaima, Sollipulli, and Villarica Volcanoes.
This trip includes an Avalanche Science REC1+ (Avalanche Level 1) certification.
The trip guides are fluent in English, Spanish, and French. The guides have an ideal mix of IFMGA, AAA Certified Avalanche Instructors, and AIARE Course instructors.
All expenses related to lodging, meals, and ground transportation are covered.
What are you responsible for? Airline flights, beers, wine, and spirits.
Does not include; trip insurance, ski equipment, other items not listed.
And what makes this adventure trip so SPECIAL?
Chago and Nico have been busy exploring NEW lines. You will not be ski touring on a beaten path. You will be pioneering the best and least known descent routes! And if that is not enough ... the timing of the trip has been carefully selected to guarantee the BEST snow!
In adtion it includes Avalanche Science REC1+ course.
ADVENTURE TRIP ITINERARY
This itinerary is flexible and it can be tailored to a group (minimum of 4). Locations can also vary to satisfy the group interest.
September 9: Suggested arrival to Santiago, Chile in the morning. Flight to Temuco. in the afternoon.
September 10- Day 1: Meet at Temuco. This is the start of the ADVENTURE! Arrival to Malalcahuello. Sidecountry skiing at Corralco.
September 11- Day 2: Introduction to avalanche terrain. Ski the remote and mystical lines of the headwaters of the Cautin River.
September 12 -Day 3: Summit and ski Volcan Lonquimay. Ski its steep east face.
September 13 - Day 4: The great one ... approach Volcan Llaima from the North, summit and ski Llaima's South Face. Big Hurrah!
September 14 - Day 5: Relaxing day skiing the Sollipulli volcanic caldera
September 15 - Day 6: Enjoy climbing an active volcano and experience the red-hot lava of Volcan Villarrica crater.
September 16 - Day 7: Farewell breakfast. Transfer to Temuco. Fly from Temuco to Santiago. Depart to the USA that night.
Fundamentals of Situational Awareness and Decision Making in Avalanche Terrain
Course Date: September 10-15, 2020
Prerequisite:Able to ski powder snow and familiar with ski touring (on skis or split-board) equipment.
Pre-course material:4-hour online
Course Format:32 hours (4-day). One day of classroom with three days of field work and backcountry ski touring. The course is in English.
Learning Outcomes for REC1+ Module:
Gain understanding of avalanche beacon technology and receive advanced training in avalanche companion rescue techniques.
Safe travel in avalanche terrain; protocols, rituals, and human factors.
Recognize avalanche terrain and the role of slope angles. Estimating and measuring slope angles.
Introduce Avalanche Release Conceptual model and develop a systematic method for avalanche risk assessment, and execution of safe travel plans.
Gain understanding about the science of snow crystals, metamorphism, and slab avalanche fracture mechanics.
Understand the impact of weather in the snowpack. Track precipitation, wind, and temperature critical thresholds driving stability.
Target observations relevant to the avalanche problem of the day.
Reliable identification of slab and weak layer structures in snow pits. Characterize snowpack structure reactivity with basic stability tests.
Learning Outcomes for RESCUE Module:
Conduct transceiver functional verification at the trailhead.
Understanding of the value and the function of avalanche rescue equipment.
Demonstrate operation of a transceiver/beacon.
Demonstrate professional level probing techniques.
Become a reliable avalanche rescue companion.
Comfortable executing avalanche single victim rescues with a team.
Competent rescuer during two-victims avalanche scenarios.
Demonstrate or identify the steps necessary to be able to complete a two-avalanche victim rescue in less than 7 minutes in a 50x50 meter area.
Effective communication during avalanche rescues.
Capable of generating Emergency Response Plans.
Internalize that an avalanche incident is a medical emergency, and develop familiarity with potential injuries and potential medical issues common on buried avalanche victims.
Develop awareness about the value of WFA/WFR/OEC/WEMT training.
Cancellation Policy: 60% of the course cost can be refunded up to 30 days prior to the course start. No refunds are provided for cancellations made less than 30 days prior to the start of the course for which you are registered.