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Format: Full weekend course, with lectures and outdoor activities, including overnight snow camping. (20-30 hours) Skills emphasized: Winter travel issues & techniques; avalanche safety; building snow caves & other shelters; building fires in the snow; preventing & treating hypothermia; clothing selection; food selection & preparation; evacuating and treating the injured person.
Prerequisites: Outdoor Skills Introduction to Wilderness Navigation Standard First Aid and CPR SAR Tactics
Sign up for this class through the Pinecrest Nordic Ski Patrol Site. Note that the paypal registration link is at the very bottom of this webpage. Keep scrolling.
Download the course manual
New Trainees: Under registration, we recommend you use the "Scouting/ESAR $50" registration fee. This fee includes the course text available on the weekend. The textbook is good. If you think you can go without the text, use the "Scouting, ESAR No Book" fee. Members may share a text.
Returning ESAR members: ESAR members who have already taken the course may use the "Scouting, ESAR No Book" fee.
Instructors: If you want to volunteer to instruct, send email to firstname.lastname@example.org for instructions on registration.