AIARE Level 1 Avalanche Class-$375. 2\14- 2\16

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The AIARE Level 1 Avalanche Course is a 3 day/24 hour introduction to avalanche hazard management. AIARE Field Blue Book and the AIARE Student Manual included in course price.

Instructional sessions (24 hours including both class and field instruction) :

1. Introduction to the Avalanche Phenomena

  • Types and characteristics of avalanches
  • Avalanche motion
  • Size classification
  • The mountain snowpack: an introduction to metamorphism and layering

2. Observations and Information Gathering

  • Field observation techniques
  • Snowpack tests: rutschblock, compression test
  • Avalanche danger factors or “Red Flags”
  • Observation checklist
  • Avalanche danger scale

3. Trip Planning and Preparation

  • Avalanche terrain recognition, assessment, and selection
  • Route finding and travel techniques
  • Decision making and Human Factors

4. Companion Rescue and Equipment

Student learning outcomes

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

  • Plan and prepare for travel in avalanche terrain.
  • Recognize avalanche terrain.
  • Describe a basic framework for making decisions in avalanche terrain.
  • Learn and apply effective companion rescue.

Student Prerequisites:

Students must be in moderate physical condition and beable to travel in mountainous terrain on skis, splitboard or snowshoes, that’s it!

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When
February 14th, 2015 8:00 AM   through   February 16th, 2015 4:00 PM
Location
11200 #6 Donner Pass Road
Truckee, CA 96161
United States
Contact
Phone: 530-414-5295
Email:
Cost
Course Cost $ 375.00

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