Avalanche Course Field Days

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Join me in and around Revelstoke, British Columbia Canada! This offering is for those that have completed the online component of the MTN Sense Avalanche course and are now ready for field days. 

Day 1: Rescue practice! Practice finding 3 buried beacons in under 7 minutes, proper probing, and efficient shoveling will start the day. Then we will learn how to package and transport a victim in a rescue sled. 
Day 2: I will lead the team on a tour, teaching along the way.
Day 3: 50/50 day. I will lead the group in the AM and you will help lead the group in the PM.
Day 4: If all is going well, you and the other students will lead this day completely with feedback from me.

We will be covering instructional lessons from Rec 1 and Rec 2 courses (AST 1 and AST 2). With an enficese on students making decisions and thinking critically. Because that is the name of the game when backcountry touring. 



* Dec 10-13, 2022
* Ski touring 3000-5000 feet daily (900-1500m)
* Evening route planning for the next day's objective

* Friday Dec 9. Arrive in Revelstoke, BC. Closest International airport is Kelowna, BC (airport code: YLW) 2.25 hours away. Calgary AB airport is 5.5 hours away. Quick evening meeting with plan for the morning
* Saturday Dec 10. Rescue day. Practice with beacons and then do rescue sled packaging and lowering
*Sunday Dec 11. Morning meet and greet, go skiing whatever seems best.
* Sunday Dec 12. I'll lead the morning meeting and collectively we decide where to go. In the afternoon you take over setting the pace and finding the route up and down.
* Monday Dec 13. You lead the morning meeting, pick the objective and get rip it as I give feedback when needed. 
Fly home late Dec 13 or better yet, Dec 14. 

$1000USD per person

Four days of Guiding, instruction and a handful of epic photos of you doing rad things.
5:1 student to guide ratio. 5 spot available now.

Travel to and from Revelstoke, BC
Food and Lodging
Driving to trailheads
National Park entrance fees

Guide: Mark Smiley

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@smileysproject or mark@smileysproject.com

Joining the team is easy

1. Email me to express your interest mark@smileysproject.com
2. $600USD non-refundable deposit due to hold your place
3. Receive instructions on how best to prepare for this experience (training, packing, etc)
4. Remaining balance 60 days prior to departure
5. Launch on an amazing adventure you will never forget

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