Avalanches – Avalanche risk management

AST1 Avalanche Canada (Online part)

Move through all types of terrain with proper avalanche risk management. Use the best indicators and tools to plan a route. Don’t forget to question your instincts and keep an eye out in case you need to change your plan.

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KEY POINTS

  • Activity: Mountaineering, Ski Mountaineering
  • Classes: 39
  • Duration: 6h dedication / 3h videos
  • Type: All levels
  • Spanish Language
  • Subtitles: No
  • Downloadable Resources: Yes
  • Diploma: yes
Avalanche management AST1 online course

WHAT YOU WILL LEARN

  • Identify avalanche terrain
  • Use the Avaluator 2.0
  • Plan safe routes
  • Understand the limits of your training

COURSE DESCRIPTION

The STA 1 online course is the ideal way to start learning about safety in snowy terrain.

Learn to recognize avalanche terrain, to correctly interpret and assess an avalanche danger bulletin and to manage risk with the help of the Avaluator v2.0. We will also introduce you to the 3×3 method for the evaluation and management of snow, terrain and the group.

In this course we include the theoretical knowledge that is taught in the Avalanche Canada courses (the most prestigious organization in the world in avalanche training and management). It can be complemented with a 2-day practical course to validate the concepts learned and develop avalanche rescue techniques.

This course, which includes the theoretical part of STA1, is essential to move around the winter mountains and with it you will obtain a B4Experience certificate. To obtain the STA1 by Avalanche Canada, you must also complete the second practical and face-to-face part of the course. Doing the STA 1 course is just the beginning, professionals insist that avalanche training is a lifelong process, you always have to learn, since “AVALANCHES” are a complicated world.

We recommend that the course should be taken by all people who move through snowy terrain because it is not enough for a single person in a group to have this knowledge.

This course is part of the course pack:
Mountaineering Pack – All winter mountain

Get the whole pack at the best price with all the essential knowledge of alpinism and winter mountaineering.

WHO IS IT AIMED AT?

This course is aimed at all people who practice sports in the winter mountains and want to minimize the risks of being swept away by an avalanche.

With the digitization of STA1 training, it is possible to acquire all the knowledge in a much more progressive and expanded way. Minimum knowledge is needed to take this course.

1 Presentation of the course, AST1 Avalanches

Course presentation

Presentation of the course “Avalanche risk management. Online part of the STA1 by Avalanche Canada.” Who I am?

2 min.
2 The 6 OBJECTIVES of the course, AST1 Avalanches

The 6 OBJECTIVES of the course

The risks of being trapped in an avalanche, its possible consequences and the techniques that we will use to minimize them.

2 min.
3 The AVALANCHE TRIANGLE - 3 key factors, AST1 Avalanches

The AVALANCHE TRIANGLE – 3 key factors

The avalanche triangle will allow us to identify the degree of danger on the ground. There are 3 factors that we must take into account.

2 min.
4 B4Experience

TEST 1: Introduction to AVALANCHE MANAGEMENT in the field

Evaluate for yourself if you have correctly understood all the theory.

10 min.
5 The 6 TRAPS of the MIND - The right decision, AST1 Avalanches

The 6 TRAPS of the MIND – The right decision

93% of fatal accidents occur due to our own decisions. Knowing the 6 mental traps and not letting them condition us will be key to making the right decisions.

5 min.
6 HEURISTIC Traps - The SHORTCUTS of our brain, AST1 Avalanches

HEURISTIC Traps – The SHORTCUTS of our brain

Making the best decisions is complicated. To do this, we should not be letting heuristic traps play a trick on us.

5 min.
7 How to MANAGE RISK, AST1 Avalanches

How to MANAGE RISK

Being clear about all the variables that amplify or reduce risk is essential to be able to manage it.

5 min.
8 B4Experience

TEST 2: The human factor

Evaluate for yourself if you have correctly understood all the theory.

10 min.
9 GROUND SAFETY - Our main ALLY, AST1 Avalanches

GROUND SAFETY – Our main ALLY

The terrain is one of the factors in the avalanche triangle. Knowing it will allow us to manage it better.

1 min.
10 The 3 PARTS of an AVALANCHE, AST1 Avalanches

The 3 PARTS of an AVALANCHE

Knowing how to identify the different parts that make up an avalanche is necessary.

1 min.
11 AST1 Avalanches GROUND elevation BANDS

GROUND elevation BANDS

There are 3 terrain elevation bands. The alpine is usually the starting point of most avalanches.

2 min.
12 AST1 Avalanches ANGLE of SLOPE - Main factor of AVALANCHES

SLOPE ANGLE – Main factor of AVALANCHES

There are particular factors that help determine the severity of the terrain in the avalanche. The angle of the slope is one of them.

3 min.
13 AST1 Avalanches SIZE and SHAPE of the SIDE - The art of finding a ROUTE

SIZE and SHAPE of the SIDE – The art of finding a ROUTE

The size and shape of the avalanche is proportional to the size of the slope. Finding the perfect route is an art.

3 min.
14 AST1 Avalanches ROUGH GROUND and forest cover

GROUND ROUGHNESS and forest cover

The roughness of the terrain and forest cover will be key to favoring the possibility of an avalanche.

3 min.
15 AST1 Avalanches ATES Maps - ROUTE Planning

ATES Maps – ROUTE Planning

The day before departure, taking an ATES map is the best option to correctly plan the route.

3 min.
16 AST1 Avalanches TERRAIN TRAPS - What if we get stuck?

TERRAIN TRAPS – What if we get stuck?

Terrain traps are elements that we should always include in our planning.

2 min.
17 B4Experience

TEST 3: The terrain

ConseValue for yourself if you have correctly understood all the theory.

10 min.
18 AST1 Avalanches TRIGGERS of AVALANCHES - Natural and human

TRIGGERS of AVALANCHES – Natural and human

We all know what the consequences of an avalanche are. But what about your triggers?

3 min.
19 AST1 Avalanches AVALANCHES according to the type of OUTPUT and SNOW - Classification

AVALANCHES according to the type of OUTPUT and SNOW – Classification

We can distinguish the types of avalanches depending on the type of exit and the state of the snow. Identifying them correctly is essential.

4 minutes
20 AST1 Avalanches The LAYERS of the SNOW COVER

The LAYERS of the SNOW COVER

Snow deposited on a slope is made up of different layers. The whole set is known as the snow cover.

3 min.
21 AST1 Avalanches The 5 typical PROBLEMS of AVALANCHES

The 5 typical PROBLEMS of AVALANCHES

There are 5 typical avalanche problems. Identifying them will be key.

8 min.
22 AST1 Avalanches SIZE of AVALANCHES - The 5 SCALES

SIZE of AVALANCHES – The 5 SCALES

We classify avalanches into 5 size scales. Its consequences can be devastating.

2 min.
23 AST1 Off-piste avalanches in SKI resorts

OFF PISTES in SKI resorts

The off-piste in ski resorts is a terrain susceptible to avalanches.

1 min.
24 AST1 Avalanches The 5 warning SIGNS

The 5 Warning SIGNS

The mountain usually gives us clues about what can happen. We must pay attention to the 5 warning signs.

5 min.
25 AST1 Avalanches How to IDENTIFY AVALANCHE activity in a TERRAIN

How to IDENTIFY AVALANCHE activity in a TERRAIN

How can we detect if there have been avalanches? The vegetation will give us an answer.

1 min.
26 B4Experience

TEST, validates everything learned

10 min.
1 AST1 Avalanches The BPA - Avalanche Hazard Bulletin

The BPA – Avalanche Hazard Bulletin

The avalanche danger bulletin is a large-scale practical report. Its indicators will give you clues that you cannot miss.

5 min.
2 AST1 Avalanches PRACTICAL EXAMPLE of BPA

PRACTICAL EXAMPLE of BPA

Practical example to understand BPA.

4 minutes
3 AST1 Avalanches AVALUATOR 2.0 - Part 1

AVALUATOR 2.0 – Part 1

The evaluator 2.0 is designed to help us make decisions. Still, we have the last word.

4 minutes
4 AST1 Avalanches AVALUATOR 2.0 - Part 2

AVALUATOR 2.0 – Part 2

Is the terrain I want to travel safe? The evaluator 2.0 will help us to identify it.

5 min.
5 AST1 Avalanches PLAN the ROUTE - Daily process

PLAN THE ROUTE – Daily process

Before venturing we must plan the route. Following the daily process will prevent us from leaving any loose ends.

5 min.
6 AST1 Avalanches CHECK CONDITIONS - Daily process

VERIFY CONDITIONS – Daily Process

Checking the ground conditions is the 4th point of the daily process. This will help us to validate the BPA information.

1 min.
7 AST1 Avalanches Habits of CIRCULATION on the MOUNTAIN

Habits of CIRCULATION on the MOUNTAIN

Having good driving habits will prevent many potential incidents. Find out what they are!

4 minutes
8 AST1 Avalanches Strategy to REDUCE RISK and UNCERTAINTY

Strategy to REDUCE RISK and UNCERTAINTY

To reduce the risk of avalanche we must take into account 4 factors. Otherwise, we will be exposed to danger.

3 min.
9 AST1 Avalanches REFLECTIONS - After the start

REFLECTIONS – After departure

To improve our level of experience it is essential to make a general reflection after the start.

2 min.
10 AST1 Avalanches HOMEOSTASIS of risk

HOMEOSTASIS of risk

What perception do we have of ourselves? And what about the risk?

1 min.
11 AST1 Avalanches PROTOCOL 3X3 - Decision making

3X3 PROTOCOL – Decision making

Understanding what is happening is not enough, a protocol must be followed. This protocol is known as 3×3.

6 min.
17 B4Experience

TEST 5: Assessment of avalanche danger

Evaluate for yourself if you have correctly understood all the theory

10 min.

INSTRUCTORS AND COLLABORATORS

Our Staff is made up of professionals with proven experience that will pass on all their years of knowledge to you in a 100% flexible format.

We also rely on collaborators and commercial international brands to provide us with their technical knowledge.

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