There is so much to be covered during an avalanche education course and only so much time. Speaking to proper route planning and navigation techniques is only scratching the surface. There is definitely not enough time for every student in class to practice creating and planning a route. I have heard time and time again, “I wish what you just showed me was taught during my Rec 1/2” 

I am here to bridge the gap, improve learning outcomes and work together. There can be a large disconnect when it comes to looking at avalanche problems, making proper route selections and applying it to the terrain. This disconnect occurs the most when individuals simply need more time and practice looking at maps. Getting good at reading maps takes time. Route planning and terrain selection takes repetition and knowing how to use the right tools for the job. 

Give your students the power to speak to and be involved terrain selections after their avy class. Help deter them from blindly following someone with “experience” just so they can gain experience themselves. 

Please reach out if you are interested, I am already working with current avalanche educators and incorporating my course with theirs. 

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