This 4-day course is designed for individuals who spend time in an alpine environment, outside of ski area boundaries. It focuses on applying the skills of personal preparation, route decision making and rescue skills. The course focuses on avoiding the need for avalanche related rescue, but also dedicates time to learning the technical skills required for rescuing a companion or small party.
This course is approved by the Mountain Safety Council and utilises the syllabus and course materials provided by them. This course meets the pre-requisite qualification for the NZOIA Alpine 1 award.
Unfortunately this course is not available for the 2023 season.
*This course was previously known as 4-Day Backcountry Avalanche Risk Management.