Eight students took the AST2+ at Powder Creek in January. We had some interesting avalanche conditions that made route finding important. Below are some pictures and comments from students:
The new course format is absolutely the BEST thing you could have done to improve the course!
I absolutely loved having the opportunity to self guide as it brought me out of my comfort zone and allowed me to put my skills to the test.
Time spent doing Companion Rescue was awesome and instilled more confidence in me. I think this part of the course is essential. I actively thought about this throughout every field excursion.
Evening sessions were bite-sized and digestible. You built on the knowledge but continually reinforce the learnings from the previous day. The field sessions sync with the classroom sessions.
I was impressed with the Trip Planner and Slope Specific Decision Tool. I liked thinking about human factors and also consequences.
I think this course is so valuable and so well run!
Check out this Video, put together by one of the students, including Drone footage!