AIARE L1 Avalanche Course

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If your plans for the winter include spending any time in the backcountry (ski, snowboard, snowshoe, climb, snowmobile) this avalanche safety course is for you.

2015-2016 AIARE Level 1 Avalanche Courses
December 17th-20th
January 7th-10th
February 11th-14th

Thu/Fri: 6:00pm-9:30pm:
 Evening Classroom | Edgeworks
Sat/Sun: 8am-4pm: Field Days | Mount Rainier

Cost: $350      REGISTER HERE
($298 for Edgeworks Members)

Level 1 course curriculum includes:
• Weather  • Terrain Selection
 • Avalanche danger ratings  • Travel techniques
 • Snowpack  • Human factors
 • Self-rescue/Companion rescue  • Bonding tests/test profiles
 • Avalanche phenomenon  • Decision making
 • Trip planning and preparation


In cooperation with Mountain Madness, join us for an intensive 24 hour course that covers the avalanche phenomenon, avalanche terrain, decision making, travel techniques, human factors, and companion rescue. An AIARE L1 Course  can be considered a “stand alone” courses with a focus on identifying the right questions, rather than on providing “answers”. We will offer lessons and exercises that are practical and applicable in the field.

At the end of this course you should be able to: plan and prepare for travel in avalanche terrain; recognize avalanche terrain; describe a framework for making decisions in avalanche terrain; and apply effective companion rescue.

Our highly experienced instructors have been trained by the American Mountain Guides Association (AMGA), and the American Institute for Avalanche Research and Education (AIARE). They are the best in our area!

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