PRO1 March 27-31, 2019 @ Andorra

PRO1 March 27-31, 2019 @ Andorra

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Professional Avalanche Training 1 (Pro 1)

This course is designed for avalanche workers just starting in the field. You will learn how to work on a team under direct supervision from a Team Lead.  This course covers a lot of the important fundamentals of understanding and managing avalanches.  Students learn how avalanche work from a more technical understanding.  Students learn how to recognize avalanche terrain, travel through terrain and document snow, avalanche and weather phenomena to the US Industry standard. Upon successful completion of a written test and field test students are awarded certification recognized by the American Avalanche Association. SAS is an accredited Professional Program provider by the American Avalanche Association (A3).

Skills Learned:

  • Observe, record and evaluate weather data
  • Observe, record and evaluate snowpack data
  • Observe, record and evaluate avalanche occurrence data
  • Identify analyze and document avalanche hazard factors
  • Communicate the avalanche risk between team members
  • Identify and apply strategies to mitigate bias to individual and team decisions
  • Identify and characterize avalanche terrain
  • Travel safely and effectively over snow in mountainous terrain
  • Demonstrate basic knowledge of avalanche formation and release
  • Demonstrate small party avalanche rescue and response

Marking and Evaluation: 70% total marks are required to pass the course. Specific categories requiring a “categorical pass” of 70% to pass the course include: station weather observations, snow profiles and snowpack tests, and the written exam.

Skills are taught to the standards documented in the Snow Weather and Avalanches: Observational Guidelines for Avalanche Programs in the United States (SWAG 3rd edition).

Includes:

  • Course Manual along with relevant papers are provided
  • Rite in the Rain Waterproof Field Book that is used during the course
  • Snow Weather and Avalanches: Observational Guidelines for Avalanche Programs in the United States (SWAG 3rd edition). 
  • Pro 1 Certification upon successful completion of the course

Course Length: 5 days

Student: Instructor Ratio: 6:1