Item: Instructing students on how to conduct a multiple burial search using the micro search strip method
Title: Instructing students on how to conduct a multiple burial search using the micro search strip method
Proceedings: Proceedings of the 2006 International Snow Science Workshop, Telluride, Colorado
Authors: Steve Blagbrough and Jesse De Montigny, Yamnuska Mountain Adventures, 200, 50 Lincoln Park, Canmore, Alberta, Canada
Abstract: At Yamnuska Mountain Adventures (Yamnuska), guides that instruct the school’s recreational avalanche courses have adopted the micro search strip method when teaching multiple burial searches. This paper presents the standardized system that has been implemented at Yamnuska so that all students are taught the same search technique. This paper also looks at teaching techniques that assist student learning, as well as methods for dealing with the wide variety of beacons that students often use.
Keywords: avalanche, micro search strip, multiple burials, novice, pinpoint, students, strip width
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