Companion Rescue Skills


Companion rescue is a critical skill that every winter recreationalist needs to have. The basic concepts are introduced in AST 1 but this stand-alone course is offered to refresh your skills, dial in your technique and update your knowledge to current best practice.

We`ll also address more complex rescue problems such as multiple burials, deep burials and what to do it in the case of signal overlap. Effective probing and shoveling technique will also be covered.

For more detail on what`s covered in the course along with 8 reason why you should take it, please look here.


Completion of an AST 1 is required prior to attending this course.

Required Equipment
  • Avalanche transceiver
  • Avalanche shovel
  • Avalanche probe
  • Ski touring equipment
  • Regular winter outerwear
  • Packed lunch (most of the day will be spent in the field)

If you don`t have your own backcountry equipment, Rising Sun offers rental equipment at discounted rates for course participants.

  • Avalanche safety equipment: 1000Yen
  • Touring equipment: 1000Yen

Course dates can be scheduled on request. Minimum 5 participants required to run at regular rates.

Course cost: 12,500Yen/person