Avalanche terrain safety level 1 (STA1)

Accreditation ACNA

3 days
Calendar: On demand
Location: Pyrenees

The course aims to provide students with the tools and knowledge necessary to operate safely in avalanche terrain.
• Audience:

-Any Person who frequents the mountain in winter

• Objectives:

– To recognize and avoid avalanche terrain
– To know how to prepare an exit (BPA, meteorology, etc)
– To understand the relationship between stratification and avalanche danger
– To learn the techniques of risk reduction
– To learn the basic techniques of self rescue

• Contents:

– Land of avalanches and terrain traps
– Plotting safe routes
– Stratification Snow
– Current conditions of the snow and weather effects (forecasts)
– Preparation of a trip and risk reduction techniques
– The human factor in accidents caused by landslides
– Basic Rescue (DVA, shovel, probe and organization)

• Pre-requisites:

– Prior training: none. It is recommended to have attended a speech or have read a publication.
– Physical conditions: to be able to move easily through the snow (slopes between 500 and 1000 m altitude)

  • Indicative budet:

    • Included

      • Notes
      • Snoe evaluation card / Evaluator card
      • 1 Amaroq Explorers Guide
      • Taxes
      • Insurance
      • RC
    • Not included

      • Desplacement of students
      • Overnight at the refuge
      • Meals
      • Progress equipment (snowshoes or skis)
      • Safey equipment (DVA, pala y sonda)
      • All not specified as included

  TOTAL:        170 €   ( ACNA members: 130 € ) 

ACNA scheduled activity in the calendar. Also open on demand. It can be adapted to different user groups.
DAY 1:
– Arrival at the shelter / classroom
– 3 hours Theory
– Dinner

DAY 2: Breakfast
– Field trip (6 hours of practice)
– Return to the shelter / classroom
– 3 hours of theory
– Dinner
– Videos (optional)

DAY 3:
– Breakfast
– Field trip (6 hours driving)
– Farewell
The program may change depending on the forecast of whether conditions and the environment . Activities may then be adapted, always with the aim to meet the content and course objectives.
– The location changes every year, because the most favorable conditions for learning are sought.