AIARE Level 1

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AIARE Level 1

400.00

Dates: Jan 15-17

Location: Truckee, CA

AIARE Level 1 is a 3 day/24 hour course designed as an introduction to avalanche hazard management. This course is Located in Truckee, CA and course cost includes AIARE Course Materials

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Course Description

The AIARE 1 is a three-day / 24-hour introduction to avalanche hazard management.

Students can expect to develop a good grounding in how to prepare for and carry out a backcountry trip, to understand basic decision making while in the field, and to learn rescue techniques required to find and dig up a buried person (if an avalanche occurs and someone in the party is caught).

Who Should Take this Course

The AIARE 1 is for ANYONE, regardless of method of travel, who wants to recreate in or near avalanche terrain. Participants may have attended some awareness classes or workshops or completed the Avalanche Rescue course, but none are a prerequisite for this course.

Aspiring professionals will need to take the AIARE 1 and Avalanche Rescue as a prerequisite for the Pro 1 course.

Student Learning Outcomes

At the end of the AIARE 1 course, the student should be able to:

  • Develop a plan for travel in avalanche terrain.

  • Demonstrate the ability to identify avalanche terrain.

  • Effectively use The AIARE Risk Management Framework to make terrain choices in a group setting.

  • Demonstrate effective companion rescue.

Prerequisites

Students must be able to travel in avalanche terrain and bring appropriate equipment for traveling on snow to class. There are no other prerequisites.

Course Details: The course class room sessions will be held in Truckee, CA and have the field based component in the Castle Peak Area. Course price includes handouts, AIARE student manuals, AIARE Field book, use of avalanche rescue gear and snow science equipment.