This course is an American Institute for Avalanche Research and Education (AIARE) Avalanche Rescue Course and is required prior to taking an AIARE Level 2 Avalanche course. One can take this course prior to Level 1 or Level 2. However, we recommend taking it prior to a Level 1 Avalanche course if possible.
AIARE Avalanche Rescue Course (a.k.a. Companion Avalanche Rescue)
This is an AIARE 8-hour Avalanche Companion Rescue course that will cover the following:
- 8 hours of field practice
- Avalanche survivability
- Rescue methods and proper use of safety devices
- Avalanche rescue procedures and best practices
- Single and multiple burial scenarios
- Personal burial and avalanche burial common mistakes
For any outdoor enthusiast, traveling safely in a winter environment is paramount to adventuring in and around avalanche terrain.
Location: In Rocky Mountain National Park or Roosevelt National Forest. This will be determined the week of the course, based on current snow conditions.
Companion Rescue Dates:
January 25, 2019 (Friday)
March 7, 2019 (Thursday)
Note: We will be offering an AIARE Avalanche Rescue 1-day course prior to both of our Level 2 courses, as AIARE Avalanche Rescue is now a prerequisite for AIARE Level 2.
Rate: $200 per participant. SPECIAL OFFER: Refer a friend who registers for the same course and receive one $25 credit.
Included in our rates: All instruction and AIARE rescue course materials, AIARE Certified Course Leader and Instructors, AIARE certificate of completion. All course materials will be provided. *** The first 10 people to register for each course will receive free use of a beacon, shovel, and probe during the course.***
Not included in our rates: Transportation, meals, or personal gear. A gear list will be sent upon confirmation of your course registration. We are happy to help arrange for personal gear if you do not have it. You may purchase a BCA slope meter from us for $20 at the time of registration or $25 during the course.
Instructors: Joshua Baruch (Course Lead) and Cindy Gagnon or Jill Yarger (Course Instructors) based on registrations.