Snow Camping & Survival

Fitness Grade: Moderate
Technical Grade: Easy
Time: 3 Days
Prior Experience: Not required

This course will teach you the skills required to:

  • Prepare for alpine expeditions
  • Travel across snow and ice using snow shoes & gear sleds
  • Understand basic snow navigation techniques
  • Prepare an alpine base camp & erect 4 season tents
  • Prepare improvised snow shelters
  • Have a basic understanding of avalanche risks and awareness
  • Use avalanche beacons and snow probes
  • Assess hazards in the alpine environment
  • Treat common First Aid scenarios including hypothermia, snow-blindness and other winter related injuries.
  • Cook food and find water in the winter snowscape.

Course prerequisites:

  • Moderate Fitness

What’s included:

  • Australia’s most experienced Adventure Guiding & Outdoor Training Specialists – The Australian School of Mountaineering
  • Nationally Qualified & Highly Experienced Guides
  • All Technical Equipment
  • Delicious & Nutritious Food for the duration of the expedition
  • All National Parks’ Entrance Fees
  • 20% off in our Partner Store, Paddy Pallin Katoomba

After we process your booking an information sheet detailing specific equipment and dress requirements will be sent to you.