Avalanche Level 1 (AIARE): Decision Making In Avalanche Terrain
Description: The AIARE Avalanche Level 1 class is a 3 day/24 hour introduction (including both class and field instruction) to avalanche hazard management. Students can expect to develop a good grounding in how to prepare for and carry out a 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). A final debrief includes a knowledge quiz to test student comprehension and to give feedback to instructors on instructional tools. Students are encouraged and counseled on how to apply the skills learned and told that no course can fully guarantee safety, either during or after course completion. Student Prerequisites : Students must be able to travel in avalanche terrain. Classroom sessions take place at the Boulder REI from 5:00pm -8:45pm. Field sessions take place at Rocky Mountain National Park in Estes Park, CO from 8:15am-5:00pm.
Skills you'll learn:
- Plan and prepare for travel in avalanche terrain
- Recognize avalanche terrain
- Describe a basic framework for making decisions in avalanche terrain
- Learn and apply effective companion rescue
Required Legal Form:
This course requires the participant to read and sign a liability release form before participating. Please see "Required Legal Form" for the session you are registering for. You will need to print, sign and bring the form to your class.
Avalanche Level 1 (AIARE): Decision Making In Avalanche Terrain Information
AVALANCHE LEVEL 1 (AIARE): DECISION MAKING IN AVALANCHE TERRAIN
- Class Details
- Gear List
Avalanche Level 1 (AIARE): Decision Making In Avalanche Terrain Gear List
Gear to bring to class:
- Rain Gear - Waterproof/resistant jacket, pants and hat.
- Insulated/Waterproof Boots - Suitable for snowshoeing.
- Warm Jacket - Down or Synthetic.
- alpine touring (AT), telemark, split board, or snowshoe equipment
- Warm Hat
- Lunch & Snacks
- Daypack - Day pack large enough to carry water, food and layers.
- Synthetic / wool layers - Clothing that will stay warm when wet.
- Energy Snacks
- Warm Gloves
- Sun Protection - Lip balm, sunscreen, wide-brim hats, etc.
- Warm Socks - Wool or Synthetic.
- Water Bottle
- Eyewear Retainer - A strap to help keep your glasses or sunglasses from falling off in the event of big splash or a capsize.
- Extra Warm Synthetic Clothing
- Hydration Compatible Day Pack - 1000-2000 cubic inches with 70-100 oz water bladder
- Lip Balm/Protection
- Ski Goggles
Gear provided by REI:
- Group First Aid Kit