Outdoors & Movement



Avalanche Hazard Evaluation
 

This course is a 4 day program providing backcountry winter travelers a decision making framework to avoid avalanches.  
AIARE 1 introduces essential avalanche skills: plan, prepare, teamwork, observe, recognize avalanche terrain, and companion rescue. Participants are required to travel on snow and dress appropriately for inclement winter weather.
Text materials will be provided by the instructor.

Materials fee pays for: AIARE fieldbook, AIARE student fee, course curriculum, and field insurance through AAIC. Also covers PWSC insurance and transportation-related costs.

 

This class can be taken for college credit instead. To register for this class for credit, visit http://uaonline.alaska.edu or call Student Affairs at 834-1600.


 



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PERA165
Prince William Sound College
Sugarloaf Hall Room 102
18 - &up Carter 11/21 - 11/24 Th Fr Sa Su Varied $413.00 View 2

Beginning Rock Climbing
 

Introduces the fundamentals of rock climbing in Alaska. Covers hazard evaluation and risk assessment, selection of personal gear, technical needs, and safety equipment. Provides opportunity to practice knots, rope handling, belay, basic descending techniques, and top-rope rock climbing.
Special Note: Requires ability to function comfortably in inclement weather.

 

Fees include:  Insurance, Field Assistant salary, vehicle usage, equipment. Students are required to provide their own rock climbing shoes along with proper clothing and gear to spend a day in the backcountry surrounding Valdez.  PWSC can provide harnesses and helmets.

 

This class can also be taken for 1 college credit. To register for this class for credit, please go to www.uaonline.alaska.edu or call Student Affairs at 834-1600.



Additional Information

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PERA146
Prince William Sound College
Sugarloaf Hall Room 102
18 - &up Garcia 9/27 - 9/29 Fr Sa Su 09:00 AM - 06:00 PM $403.00 View 2