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Companion Rescue Workshop at Mission Ridge

January 26, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Companion Rescue

This workshop will teach you the skills to effectively operate a rescue beacon, efficiently probe the snow to determine the victim’s location and strategically move snow with your shovel to uncover your companion.

Areas of focus in this course:

  • Case Study – Mt. Proctor, BC
  • Beacon Fundamentals
  • Beacon Coarse Search
  • Beacon Fine Search
  • Beacon Practice
  • Overview of Probe Methods
  • Spiral Probe Method
  • Beacon Search with Probe
  • Strategic vs. Non-Strategic Shoveling
  • Strategic Shoveling Methods (Terracing, V-Shaped, Multiple Rescuers)
  • Putting it all Together

Workshops begin at 9am. Participants will meet outside the Mission Ridge Base Area First Aid Room. Please be prepared with all your ski and snowboard gear to ride the chairlift to the summit at 9am.

To sign up click here.

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January 26, 2019
9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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