My son and I did our AST1 with Dave and Pieta in 2020. For many years we’d blasted through Japans’ sidecountry with some risk awareness, but not enough. The skills, experience, stories and passion AAA bring is awesome ; the 2 days we did with them a gateway to becoming hooked on the human powered up. I’ve subsequently geeked out on the science and the gear and were it not for COVID I’d have done the advanced training they offer too (indeed I am signed up for this coming winter). Where I was a bit meh about the Australian winter, I now wait with anticipation to get out from the trailheads. I look forward to learning more from the team at AAA and applying that in the northern hemisphere once COVID finally sets us free.