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  • AIARE 1 students working together to practice beacon rescue.
  • 3 students probe each other to feel what its like.

AIARE Avalanche Rescue Course

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$225.00 USD
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$225.00 USD

AIARE Avalanche Rescue is a one-day stand alone course that 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

    Clothing

    Base Layer

    Men’s

    Women’s

    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

    Men’s

    Women’s

    Soft Shell

    O.R. Ferrosi Hooded Jacket

    O.R. Ferrosi Hooded Jacket

           or

    or

    or

    Fleece Jacket

    O.R. Vigor Fleece Hoodie

    O.R. Vigor Hooded Jacket

    Outerwear

    Men’s

    Women’s

    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

    Insulation

    Men’s

    Women’s

    Down

    O.R. Transcendent Down Jacket

    O.R. Transcendent Down Jacket

        or

    or

    or

    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

     

     

    Sunglasses

    Adequate for Snow Travel

    Goggles w/ Spare Lens

    Or 2nd pair of goggles

    Low Light and Sunny Lens

    Sunscreen

    SPF 25+

    Lip Balm

    SPF 15+

    Buff

    O.R. Echo Ubertube

    O.R. Echo Ubertube

       or

    or

    Balaclava

    O.R. Option Balaclava

    O.R. Option Balaclava

    Headlamp

     

     

    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

    Shovel

    Transfer 3

    Probe

    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

    Thermos

    Vacuum Style for Hot Tea or Cocoa

    Compass

    Adjustable Declination

    Altimeter

    Suunto Watch

    Map Case or Goggle Protection

    Zip Loc

    Maps

    Caltopo or GAIA

     

    Cancellation Policy

    Domestic trips and courses cancelled more than 20 days before the start date will be refunded in full. Cancellations less than 20 days in advance of the start date will be given a refund, minus a $75 processing fee. Cancelling a trip or course in 10 days or less of the start date will not be refunded. International trips have a 60 day cancellation policy.

    Domestic Cancellation Policy
    20 or more days before course or trip Full Refund
    19 to 14 days before course or trip Refund minus $75 processing fee
    13 to 10 days before course or trip Guided Exposure Credit minus $75 fee 
    9 days or less before course start No Refund

     

       International & Trips Abroad: Japan & Alaska
    60 days before trip departure  Full Refund
    59 to 45 days before trip  Guided Exposure Credit minus $75 fee
    44 days before trip departure  No Refund