AST 1 for Ice Climbers - Canmore based - Nov11

  • Date
    From Saturday, 11 November, 2017 to Sunday, 12 November, 2017
  • Time
    From 12:18 pm to 12:00 am MST
  • Organizer name
    Yamnuska Mountain Adventures
    Organizer email
    info@yamnuska.com
    Organizer phone
    403.678.4164
  • Price
    $215.00
  • Website
  • Address
    Yamnuska Mountain Adventures
    200 - 50 Lincoln Park
    Canmore, AB

Avalanche hazard is a serious threat to ice climbers in the Canadian Rockies. The vast majority of Canadian Rockies ice climbing routes are exposed to avalanche hazard – often for extended periods. The simple fact that water flows and freezes in gullies makes most ice climbing routes natural terrain traps. Climbing early in the season before the snow arrives may mean reduced avalanche exposure but can also lead to increased technical challenges on partially formed falls. To assist ice climbers with more risk management information, we developed an AST 1 course for ice climbers. Some of the avalanche related challenges facing the Rockies’ ice climber include: