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Date Saturday  12/7/2019
Group Denver
Event Title Avalanche Terrain Avoidance Seminar (ATA)
Start Time 7:00 AM
End Time 11:30 PM
Status Approved
Leader Brad Cotten
Member Price $30.00
Non-member Price $40.00
Leader Price $20.00
Available Participants Full- Join Waitlist
Type Education (everyone)

Location

“NOTE” YOU NEED TO REGISTER FOR BOTH THE AVALANCHE TERRAIN AVOIDANCE SEMINAL AND THE CORRESPONDING FIELD DAY!!!

The class will be held in the main floor conference rooms at the American Mountaineering Center/CMC in Golden -- 710 10th Street Golden 80401. If you are not familiar with the area, please arrive early. There will not be enough time to go offsite for lunch so bring your own food.
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Bring your daypack with items you usually carry geared for a winter snowshoe.



For more info Contact

Brad Cotten
allcotten5@gmail.com
(720) 280-7498



Details

This is a 4-hour seminar and a 4-hour field day for those who wish to AVOID avalanche terrain. The seminar is required for winter, non-backcountry leaders who wish to lead winter trips in non-avalanche terrain (CMC defines winter as Oct 1 through Apr 30). The field day for each session is directly after the morning lecture.

The class Objectives & Learning Outcomes are as follows:

• Understand why Colorado has the most dangerous avalanche conditions in the US.

• Learn what an avalanche is and what factors contribute to an avalanche.

• Understand and apply current avalanche forecast.

• Recognize & avoid avalanche hazards.

• Use tools for planning a successful trip.

• Learn from a case study of an avalanche accident.

The field day allows students to use slope meters to determine potential avalanche prone terrain and non-prone avalanche terrain as well as to determine route finding. These techniques can be taught with or without snow conditions.

Register on-line for the ATA lecture under All Classes or Education Everyone. Register thru the Activity Schedule for the Field Trip.

If you are interested in learning how to use shovel probes & beacons as well as rescue techniques, please consider enrolling in AIARE Level 1.

Denver Group Support Aid for Leader Training (SALT) program for certain school scholarships. Please note, for free tuition, you must be a Denver Leader and register for Denver Group schools through the SALT link, not this school’s site.




Notes

This is an ALL DAY Event from 7am to 5pm
Please arrive early if you are not familiar with the area
The Class room lecture will start at 7 am


There will not be enough time to go offsite for lunch so bring it.
Bring coffee, lunch, trail snacks and your snowshoeing equipment to class, we will depart directly from class to the field day.


REFUND POLICY: Refunds are covered under the CMC's School Registrations Cancellations policy posted at https://www.cmc.org/cancel.




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