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2083: Introductory Avalanche Risk Management, NZQA Limited Credit Programme Level 5 (iARM L5)

Avalanche Risk Management Course designed for walkers.

Course ID:2083
Start Date:28-06-2019
End Date: 02-07-2019
Closing Date: 17-05-2019
Member Price: 1370.00
Non-member Price: 1370.00
Course Discipline: Alpine
Course Type: Assessment

What is required to complete the application process::
  • Current Membership to NZOIA
  • Health and Risk Disclosure Form (you will fill this in as part of your online application).
  • Be 18yrs or over (at time of assessment)
  • Transceiver Attestation

Location: Central South Island

Temple Basin

Course cost includes accommodation and food at Temple Basin ($440.00).  The course begins on the Friday evening with the goods lift leaving the Temple Basin carpark at 6pm.  Friday evening dinner included.

This Course is a pre-requisite for NZOIA Alpine 1 and can be used to revalidate your Alpine 1 qualification every second cycle.

A four day Introductory Avalanche Risk Management Course aimed at providing participants with a minimum level of avalanche hazard identification knowledge and the use of terrain and route finding skills as a management strategy while working in a mountain environment.  The focus is on mountain walkers and mountaineers.  This course is assessed and the graduate will be able to:  

  • Identify avalanche terrain and the factors that create avalanche conditions
  • Identify when potential avalanche hazards exist using professional external consultation and applying rule-based observation techniques and travel safely to avoid them
  • Maintain personal safety when traveling in avalanche terrain
  • Participate in a small party rescue

This course and assessment will be run by Ben Corcoran (NZOIA Alpine 2, MSC Avalanche Stage Two, NZMGA Ski Guide, former Snow Safety Officer and former instructor at the NZ Army Leadership Centre) and Rob Dunn (NZOIA Alpine 2, MSC Avalanche Stage Two, NZMGA Trekking Guide, Ara-Timaru Institute of Canterbury Tutor) 

NZOIA acknowledges the funding provided to it by:

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