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Date Wednesday  12/6/2017
Group Denver
Event Title Avalanche Terrain Avoidance (ATA) for Leaders
Start Time 6:30 PM
End Time 9:30 PM
Status Approved
Leader Brad Cotten
Co-Leader Linda Lawson
Member Price $20.00
Available Participants 12
Type Education (everyone)


American Mountaineering Center
710 Tenth Street

Conference Room Assigned - See Electronic Visual upon entry

For more info Contact

Brad Cotten
(720) 280 7498 C

Linda Lawson

303 793 0144 H
303 842 7040 C


Avalanche Terrain Avoidance (ATA) is a three-hour seminar for those who DO NOT want to travel in avalanche terrain.

This seminar will teach you what conditions are required to activate an avalanche, how to use CAICs avalanche website, how to plan a trip during winter and NOT travel in avalanche prone conditions.

This seminar WILL NOT teach you about beacons, probes & avalanche rescue.
These subjects are taught in the AIARE Level 1 School for those who DO WANT to travel in avalanche terrain safely..

The half-day field observation is required on the Saturday following the lecture.

No, you don't have to have heavy snow pack to learn how to assess avalanche terrain.

Equipment requirements will be determined at the lecture.


Leaders, this 3 hour seminar and field trip qualifies you to lead winter trips (defined as October 1 - April 30) in non-backcountry terrain.
This training is good for 3 years.

Backcountry terrain is defined as avalanche prone terrain as defined by the leader.

To lead winter backcountry trips leaders need to complete AIARE Level 1
avalanche education, a 24 hour school, see class scheduled for times and dates.

Sorry it is past the registration deadline for this event.