Date(s) - 08/02/2020 - 14/02/2020
Restrictions. This is open to Cadets aged 17years+ and CFAV’s from the ACF and CCF. This is not a course for novices. Candidates applying to attend CADETCANSKI are to have successfully completed the SF1 and ISC (equivalent experience must be identified on the CCAT course.
Course Content. Canada’s Mountain National Parks are home to some of the world’s most spectacular slopes and peaks to explore on skis. The backcountry ski in Banff National Park is near endless. There are so many options for single day and multi day tours covering all sorts of terrain. The CADETCANSKI expedition is a 6-day course. This course is an introduction to alpine ski touring (a minimum of 40% of course time will be spent in off-piste terrain). The content will include ski touring clothing and equipment, winter hazards, planning and participating in a tour, avalanche awareness and avoidance, movement of skis in ascent and descent, navigation on skis, route choice and finding. The outcome of CADETCANSKI is for the candidate to achieve the SF2 award by demonstrating a basic level of skill in alpine ski touring skills to be a competent member of a led group on basic ski touring expeditions.
Notes. Candidates should be physically fit, free from injury and have a keen interest in adventurous activities. This course may be used towards a gold DofE residential project. Upon successful completion of this course candidates will be issued a CCAT course certificate and brassard badge (cadets only).
*The course cost includes: transport from and back to the UK, accommodation, meals, technical clothing and equipment and instruction.
*The course will be based at a lodge in Banff, Alberta, Canada.
CCAT Application Process.
A CCAT course application is available on WESTMINSTER and the CCAT website
www.armycadetadventure.co.uk The course fee is £500.00.
An electronic course application needs to be placed onto WESTMINSTER by your ACF/CCF unit.
The CCAT course application form needs to be completed in full, legible signed and authorised by your unit ACF/CCF. The course application needs to be sent to HQ CCAT, Capel Curig, by post or email with the course fee (50% deposit cheque made payable to CCAT or BACs). Ensure the name of the student and course is written on the back of the cheque or included in the BACs payment reference.