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  • AIARE 1 students working together to practice beacon rescue.
  • Students get a feeling for people while using avalanche probes at an AIARE course at Mount Baker.

AIARE Avalanche Rescue Course

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$250.00 USD
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$250.00 USD

AIARE Avalanche Rescue is a one-day stand alone course that takes place at Mount Baker. It is intended to be retaken on a regular basis in order to keep abreast of best practices in rescue techniques and gear. New participants will learn the basics of companion rescue, while returning participants will expand their skill set with advanced topics and realistic scenario practice to help improve their skills.

Each participant will have the opportunity to receive professional coaching on their rescue skills, and will receive a rescue card acknowledging the completion date.

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 least every other year. 

    All students will have the opportunity to get feedback from an instructor on their rescue skills and timed practice in a realistic scenario.

    Students who have previously taken an AIARE 1 or an Avalanche Rescue Course will find value in having a professional help them set up realistic scenarios, practice skills in a realistic setting, receive feedback from an instructor, keep up with current best practices, and have an opportunity to practice advanced rescue skills.


    Learning Outcomes

    • 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 continuing practice.



    Gear List


    Base Layer



    Thermal Bottom

    O.R. Alpine Onset Bottoms

    O.R. Alpine Onset Bottoms

    Thermal Top

    O.R. Alpine Onset Crew

    O.R. Onset Crew

    Ski Socks



    Mid Layer



    Soft Shell

    O.R. Ferrosi Hooded Jacket

    O.R. Ferrosi Hooded Jacket




    Fleece Jacket

    O.R. Vigor Fleece Hoodie

    O.R. Vigor Hooded Jacket




    Lightweight Waterproof Jacket

    O.R. Skyward II Jacket

    O.R. Skyward II Jacket

    Lightweight Waterproof Pants

    O.R. Skyward II Pants


    O.R. Skyward II Pants



    Warm Hat, Beanie

    O.R. Beanie

    O.R. Beanie

    Sun Hat, Ball Cap, Visor

    O.R. Swift Cap

    O.R. Swift Cap

    Lightweight Gloves

    O.R. Extravert Gloves

    O.R. Stormtracker Gloves

    Ski Gloves

    O.R. Arete Glove

    O.R. Arete Gloves





    O.R. Transcendent Down Jacket

    O.R. Transcendent Down Jacket




    Synthetic Jacket

    O.R. Refuge Hooded

    O.R. Refuge Hooded

    Personal Gear

    Day Pack 25-40L

    Mammut Pro X 35L

    Mammut Pro X 35L

    Water Bottles

    2 1L Wide Mouth or Hydration system

    Lunch and Snacks




    Adequate for Snow Travel

    Goggles w/ Spare Lens

    Or 2nd pair of goggles

    Low Light and Sunny Lens


    SPF 25+

    Lip Balm

    SPF 15+


    O.R. Echo Ubertube

    O.R. Echo Ubertube




    O.R. Option Balaclava

    O.R. Option Balaclava




    Ski or Snowboard Gear

    Skis or Splitboard

    Weston Backcountry Splits and Skis

    Ski Boots


    Ski Poles

    Black Diamond 3 Piece Poles (140cm)

    Climbing Skins

    Touring Skins

    Avalanche Safety Gear

    Transceiver/ Beacon

    Black Diamond Powder BT


    Transfer 3


    Quickdraw 280cm

    Ski pole probes are not acceptable

    Optional Items

    We highly recommend these but do not require them to participate.

    Airbag Packs


    Snow Saw

    Primomo Snow Saws

    Basic Snow study Kit

    BCA Snow Study Kit

    Notebook and writing utensil

    Rite in the Rain 374 and Pencil

    Winter Snow Boots- Parking Lot

    Sorel Style Boots


    Vacuum Style for Hot Tea or Cocoa


    Adjustable Declination


    Suunto Watch

    Map Case or Goggle Protection

    Zip Loc


    Caltopo or GAIA


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