The AIARE 1 is a four-day / 24-hour introduction to avalanche hazard management.
Students can expect to develop a good grounding in how to prepare for and carry out a backcountry trip, to understand basic decision making while in the field, and to learn rescue techniques required to find and dig up a buried person (if an avalanche occurs and someone in the party is caught).
Students will meet the first two days (March 15th and 16th, 2018) 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm in room TA208 on the second floor of Taylor Hall at the SOU campus in Ashland. The on mountain days are March 17th and 18th from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm. The on mountain portions of the class will take place at Mt. Ashland.
There must be at least 12 participants for the course to run.
At the end of the AIARE 1 course, the student should be able to:
- Develop a plan for travel in avalanche terrain
- Demonstrate the ability to identify avalanche terrain
- Effectively use the AIARE Decision Making Framework to make terrain choices in a group setting
- Demonstrate effective companion rescu
The AIARE 1 is for ANYONE, regardless of method of travel, who wants to recreate in or near avalanche terrain. Participants may have attended some awareness classes or workshops or completed the Avalanche Rescue course, but none are a prerequisite for this course.
Aspiring professionals will need to take the AIARE 1 and Avalanche Rescue as a prerequisite for the Pro 1 course.