Hey guys, so, like most other people rn, I’m trying to get ready for this winter and get my shit together to have some backcountry fun (safely of course).
I just bought my beacon/shovel/probe set from Black Diamond and was looking into avy courses for this winter. I just contacted my local AIARE certified center and the woman i talked to said, that even if i have my own gear, the class costs $500. i’d prefer to learn on my own gear and can’t afford a $500 class.
I’m a broke mf lifty and can barely afford to get a full touring set up (still haven’t gotten skins, CAST touring set-up, or touring compatible boots) let alone afford to pay $500 for an avalanche safety course.
I was wondering if anyone out there had any advice on other avenues to getting a good avy course? Preferably cheaper ones that also allow you to use your own beacons.
I work at Mammoth in California in the winter and currently I’m in Montana for the summer/fall. I’m gunna be doing more research and trying to find stuff but i figured i’d reach out because i really could use some help. thanks guys!
**This thread was edited on Oct 7th 2020 at 5:49:21pm