2012 Kamifu Avalanche Accident Prevntion Seminar Notice

Host: Kamifurano Winter Mountain Safety Committee
Partner: Avalanche Safety Seminar in Hokkaido
Sponsor: Kamifurano Tokachi-dake Alpine Club

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Kamifu mountain area (around Mt. Furano  Sandanyama) are known for one of the best fields for back-country ski in Hokkaido.  However, the risks of avalanches are significantly increasing in recent years.  Therefore, we are making efforts proactively in order to prevent avalanche accidents.

This seminar has two different courses for two types of students: a regular course for beginners, and and an advanced course for people who have already taken 2-days avalanche seminar in the past, which includes actual hands-on trainings to learn practical skills for protection from avalanches.

Photos from the previous seminars

Date: Janyaru 14th (Saturday) -15th (Sunday), 【2012 staying overnight】

   Day 1: Meet at 9:300, start at 9:00

   Day 2: Close at 16:30

*No postponement for bad weather

Place: Areas surrounding Fukiage Onsen Recreation Center (meet/dismiss there)

Leacuturer:  Kamifukai members / Avalanche Safety Seminar in Hokkaido(ASSH)members

Capacity:  (1) Regular course   24 seats
Designed for beginners.
It will be split into two groups during rescue training:
– Group 1:  Training at lower places (for those who don’t have outfit for winter mountain)
– Group 2:  Training at higher places

           (2) Regular course   6 seats
Designed for people who have already taken avalanche seminar (2-day course).
*Registration will be closed as soon as it reaches the capacity.

Registration fee: 17,250 yen per adult, 9,750 yen per student (below university student)
*Food, accomodation, text included

Registration:(1)Please access here for online registration (click here).

            (2)Download PDF for email/fax registration.
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Text: “Yukimichan” will be used for oversation of the surface of snowfall section or other things during hands-on training.
if you don’t have one, please check the those who don’t have Yukimi-chan, please check the related item in the registration form.

What to take:【Mountain equipment】 Beacon, earphones (for wearable beacons), shovel, sonde/probe,
saw(snow saw or 25-30 cm-long pruning saw), Yukimichan

          *Beacon rent at 500 yen. Please write down on the registration form if you need one.

            【Food】Power abrs and trail mix etc. at one food

                      【Equipment】Regular course (lower places):  Clothing for long-time outdoor activity
(cold weather gear, arctic cap, gloves,
overgloves, spats, sunglasses, etc.)

Regular course (higher places):Basic winter mountain clothing (you
needs to be experienced in handling skins,
snowshoes, etc.)

Advanced course: Basic winter mountain clothing, helmet,
hms karabiner X1, karabiner X2,
tape sling(60cm or 120cm) x1, compass

Curriculum:   (1) Regular Course

            January 14th (Saturday)
Lectures – Basics of avalanche countermeasures,
hypothermia countermeasure, CPR, basics of beacon
Avalanche situation in Kamifu area, mechanism of avalanche occurance
Guidance for rescue training and group meetings
Hands-on training –  Beacon searching exercise

          January 15th (Sunday)
Hands-on training –  Observation of the surface of fallen snow section,
weak layer test shoveling, experiencing being buried in the snow

        (2) Advanced Course

                              January 14th (Saturday)
Lectures – Basics of avalanche countermeasures
Collection and analysis of weather and snowfall
Hands-on training – Victim Rescue: lifesaving transport, rope works, bivouac

          January 15th (Sunday)
Group meeting
Tour (route finding, avalanche check, rescue, lifesaving transport)

Accomodation and meals: ■Accommodation: Bunk beds, all necessary beddings provided
■Dinner: Kamifu pork shabushabu
■All meals are provided. However, please bring water and foods for the
outdoor activity on the 2nd day.

Parking:  Please use the parking lot by Hakuginsou.

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* The road from Biei/Shirogane Onsen will be closed in the winter.  Please take Pefectual Road No.291 (Fukiage Onsen Route) from the Kamifurano side.

■You can also register from your mobile phone.