GSSD Minimum Requirements - Ready Searcher Avalanche
DEVELOPMENT OF THESE REQUIREMENTS IS STILL IN PROCESS
Personnel in the Ready Searcher Avalanche category are
called to most avalanche searches (with or without dog) and are
capable of individual field work in adverse snow and avalanche
conditions. Ready Searcher Avalanche teams are required to:
- Have all of requirements for Ready Searcher.
- Have successfully completed the Advanced (NSP) Avalanche Course
or equivalent including terrain evaluation, avalanche condition
- Possess proficiency in the use of equipment used in avalanche
searches including transceivers, probes shovels, etc.
- Have demonstrated proficiency in snow travel including skis,
snowshoes, ski lifts, ski lift evacuation, etc. as appropriate
for the task assigned.
- The team must show consistent ability to successfully complete
day and night avalanche search assignments. These assignments
shall include a variety of terrain, weather and distractions.
The assignments shall be of varying duration.
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