AIARE Avalanche Rescue

COURSE DESCRIPTION 

AIARE Avalanche Rescue is a one-day stand alone course that is intended to be retaken on a regular basis in order to stay current in rescue techniques and gear. 

Each participant will have the opportunity to receive professional coaching of their rescue skills and will receive a rescue card acknowledging completion date at course end. 

AIARE Avalanche Rescue is a prerequisite for the AIARE 2 and Pro 1 courses. AIARE recommends that all backcountry travelers keep their skills current by taking an Avalanche Rescue Course and receiving a rescue card at lease every other year. 

COURSE OBJECTIVES 

At the end of the Avalanche Rescue course the students should be able to: 
  • Describe what to do if they or a member of their party is caught in an avalanche.
  • Identify and be able to use gear necessary for avalanche rescue. 
  • Set up a realistic scenario in order to practice an avalanche rescue response. 
  • Improve their response skills and times during and after the course with feedback from instructors and peers.
  • Develop a plan for continued practice. 

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