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This is the second season for the one-day Companion Rescue Skills course. This course is open to any backcountry recreationist - there are no prerequisites.
The Companion Rescue Skills course can be used as the first stepping stone to avalanche training and can also be used as a refresher for those who have previous training in either AST 1 or AST 2 or other avalanche training. The vital skills covered in this course are a "must have" for all backcountry recreationists, whether you ski, board, sled, hike or climb.
After taking the one-day Companion Rescue Skills course, we encourage all participants to consider further training by taking the AST 1 course.
At the end of the course, students should be able to:
Minimum Field Time Requirement:
A minimum of seven hours in the field is required.
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