Who Should Take This Course: The AIARE 1 is for anyone, regardless of the method of travel, who wants to recreate in or near avalanche terrain. AIARE 1 is a three day/24 hours introduction to avalanche hazard mitigation. 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 part is caught.
Student Learning Outcomes:
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 Risk Management Framework to make terrain choices in a group setting.
- Demonstrate effective companion rescue.