Backcountry Snowshoeing Skills Course Student

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Backcountry Snowshoeing Skills Course Student

The holder of this badge is enrolled in our Backcountry Snowshoeing Skills Course, and is in the process of completing its requirements.

DESCRIPTION OF SKILLS

The holder of this badge is enrolled in our Backcountry Snowshoeing Skills Course and is in the process of completing its requirements. To successfully complete this course, students must demonstrate proficiency in these skills:

  • Equipment and clothing selection 
  • Trip selection based on conditioning and skill level 
  • Snowshoe travel
  • Avalanche hazards and safe travel principles 
  • Using an avalanche beacon, probe, and shovel
  • Ice ax use on steep slopes (on-snow practice including self-belay and self-arrest) 
  • Use of topographical maps, compass, and altimeter 
  • Emergency preparedness (including winter bivouacs and how to summon help should it be needed)

WHAT DOES WITH BADGE ALLOW ME TO DO?

HOW DO I GET THIS BADGE?

Enroll in one of our Backcountry Snowshoeing Skills Courses.