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05-10-2011 02:20 PM
Tarzanman Don't forget to move to Hawaii after you're done with your avy training ... not much in the way of demand, but you'll have the market cornered!
05-08-2011 08:36 PM
Alt_Reality I can't speak to the backcountry course but I did the Steep n Deep camp a few years ago and looking back now, believe I got a bargain for it. I'm sure whichever guide you choose will be money well spent.
05-08-2011 01:48 AM
RaID Sweet good to hear ill going to a quality course
05-06-2011 10:24 AM
killclimbz The AST course is basically the Canadian version of AIARE from what I understand. Canada is also at the forefront with avalanche science and most US programs are basing their curriculum from Canadian ones. So yeah, it's a quality course to go with AST.
05-06-2011 06:58 AM
51Fifty Don't know much about the ast lvl 1 course but I just did some quick reading and it seems like its recognized by the CAC (Canadian Avalanche Centend. to that end I'm not sure its associated with aiare? Then again you said this will be in japan so perhaps there's a bit more recognition to it.
05-05-2011 06:15 PM
RaID Sorry for slightly off topic
So how does the AST Level I Avalanche course compare to the Aiare Level I?

Im looking at doing the AST Course next winter as that is the only one provided in the area ill be in Japan.
05-05-2011 06:00 PM
51Fifty Oops...mind was thinking it but I didn't type it. I asked if the class at JH was aiare cert and the answer I got was yes. For +1k it better be!

Thanks for opining on exum
05-05-2011 04:11 PM
killclimbz You'll receive a Level I certificate no matter what Level I class you take. All avy schools do that.

Exum Guides are in rarified air. You are talking about the best of the best with that group. There are just a few outfits that can stand with them. So yeah, you can't go wrong with Exum. I would highly recommend learning from them.
05-05-2011 03:25 PM
51Fifty So I just got off the off the phone with JH and you do in fact receive a level 1 avy certification upon completion of the course. The girl on the phone also recommended which, if I'm reading it right, seems much more cost effective.

Gonna take a closer look at exum when I have some time and compare.
04-29-2011 11:53 AM
Originally Posted by killclimbz View Post
That is the first step. Second is to make sure the one you are attending is going to be an aiare course. Guide services who are aiare certified do not always teach an aiare course. As I said before, I believe your level I should be an aiare course. After that, it's up to you if you as to how you want to explore your backcountry education. For most, a level I course is more than enough.
I actually called the resort to find that out yesterday but they're closed for a few weeks. Ill report back when I get an answer
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