After AST1: the Next Step

Arc'teryx Winter Progression Series
A WINTER PROGRESSION SERIES event: presented by Alpine Access and Arc’teryx
If you have done AST1 and are looking to take your backcountry experiences to the next level, come out on our After AST1: the Next Step. On a full day backcountry tour, we will show you how to put your AST1 skills and knowledge into action. The group will discuss the plan for the day using the available information and forecasts and implement safe travel and snowpack assessment techniques. Tips will be given on efficient touring technique including kickturns & transitions. Going further into the backcountry than the AST1, it will be a great day riding some good terrain! Hotham VIC and Jindabyne NSW.
Note: this is not an AST2 course – see discussion on AST2 here
Price: $200 per person 
Dates: Hotham VIC 19 July & 23 August /  NSW 16 August

Pre-requisites: AST1, advanced skiing or snowboarding ability, good fitness.

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Equipment needed:
Avalanche transceiver, Shovel, Probe
Snacks & lunch
Sunglasses, sunhat, sunscreen
Beanie or helmet, gloves, goggles
Warm layers (not cotton)
Waterproof outerwear
Skiers: Skis with touring bindings & skins, poles
Snowboarders: Snowboard & snowshoes OR splitboard setup, 3 piece poles
Any questions or help needed with equipment – please ask us!

Cancellation fee 2% of course fee.
A refund, minus the cancellation fee, will be provided if:
* you cancel at least one month before the course date
* you are unable to attend the tour due to illness or injury (medical certificate required)
A full refund will be offered if we are unable to proceed with the course due to circumstances beyond our control or we don’t have a minimum number of participants.