The Avalanche Rescue category is intended to test the candidateʼs knowledge of an organized avalanche rescue, as well as their ability to perform in a practical rescue scenario potentially involving their control partner(s).
A fully certiﬁed patroller will have a working knowledge of all aspects of an avalanche rescue including the ability to organize a rescue at a ski area or in the back country. A certiﬁed result requires:
For additional details on testing and criteria, download the document to the right.
Orica Explosives Guide
Orica is a proud sponsor of the Association of Professional Patrollers. This guide is the first of its kind by an explosives manufacturer working with the ski industry to Recommend Safe Working Practices for Explosives Products used in Avalanche Control. The guide is available for download at the Orica Website.