- Day 1: 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. - In class and outside
- Day 2: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. - In mountainous terrain, in the Chic-Chocs.
Out of respect for all participants, please arrive on time . Schedule changes may be made at the discretion of the instructor. If so, you will be notified 24 hours in advance.
EMERGENCY: For any eventuality, you can contact our team at 418-763-3333
This 2-day training aims to provide students Participants will be immersed in the field for two full days of intensive training. We will cover all the necessary equipment for glacier travel and crevasse rescue, a wide range of glacier travel techniques, glaciology and how to perform crevasse rescue in different scenarios.
- Understanding the risks in the mountains
- How cracks form
- Traveling on glaciers
- The short rope for traveling on glaciers
- Slope snow climbing
- Crevasse Rescue
PROGRAM OF THE TRAINING:Day 1 : 8am-9am: Checking of equipment, revision of the excursion plan.
9 a.m. to 4 p.m.: Practicing crevasse rescue and rope techniques.
- Understand the equipment needed
- Snow anchors
- 3:1, 6:1 pull and drop loop
- Abseiling and rope ascent
- Descending/belaying in a steep line or ledge
- Setting a reminder
- Setting up a rope for glacier travel
- Understand the glacial/alpine environment
- Identify the dangers of the mountain
- Evaluation of snow in wide or steep terrain
- Glacier assessment
- Route planning
- Cornice management
- 4 p.m. - 5 p.m.: Return and debriefing.
** Please note that the schedule can be modified depending on the weather, be prepared. **
- 2 full days of instruction with an ACMG guide. All technical equipment (harness, ice axe, helmet and group equipment)
- All class material (book, leaflets, cards) will be given to you on the first day of training.
EQUIPMENT NOT INCLUDED:
- You must provide a lunch for the 2 days.
- Bring a pen, notebook and a computer or telephone to share information with you.
- Bring your backcountry ski/splitboard equipment for travel. If you don't have one, we offer rental. Personal Equipment List Reminder
At the end of the course, you will receive a certificate of achievement issued by Ski Chic-Chocs.
ACKNOWLEDGMENT AND ACCEPTANCE OF RISKS FORM:
Mandatory to read and become aware before the training.
Please note that we will complete the forms together on the first day Ski Chic-Chocs form . Do not complete before training.
Here is a link to prepare you adequately for the course:
- English PETZL How to prepare and plan a ski tour
- English PETZL How to prepare and plan for a ski tour
You can also consult the Avalanche Canada Tutorial :
- French https://avysavvy.avalanche.ca/fr-ca
- English https://avysavvy.avalanche.ca/en-ca
- English: Avalanche Safety Course Manual
- English: Avalanche skills training book
- Avalanche Canada
- Avalanche Quebec
- American Avalanche Association
- Mountain Conditions Report: Latest Reports
- Utah Avalanche Center: Home
- MWAC – Mount Washington Avalanche Center
- Switzerland - Institute for Snow and Avalanche Research (SLF)
Articles & case studies
- Mines Madeleine February 8, 2019
- Tunnel Creek
- Skier Survives 4 meter Avalanche Burial
- The Avalanche Hour Podcast
- Mountain forecast Mont Jacques Cartier
- Spot weather
- Environment Canada - Gaspésie Park
- Weather Radar Environment Canada
- Climate Atlas of Quebec
- Windy wind forecast
- Weather information platform Toutoumeteo.ca