Avalanche Level 1 + New AAA Companion Rescue Course:  Las Leñas, Argentina

Avalanche Level 1 + New AAA Companion Rescue Course: Las Leñas, Argentina

Avalanche Science

Regular price $825.00 Sale

AIARE 1 Avalanche Course Module
  • Develop a plan for travel in avalanche terrain.
  • Demonstrate the ability to identify avalanche terrain.
  • Effectively use the decision-making framework to make terrain choices in a group setting.
  • Avalanche types and their characteristics.
  • Introduction to how avalanches form and release.
  • Trip planning and preparation.
  • Gathering relevant avalanche, snowpack, and weather observations.
  • Avalanche terrain recognition, route assessment, and selection.
  • Travel techniques, group management, and risk reduction.
  • Teamwork and communication as effective measures to mitigate human factors during each stage of planning and decision making.
INCLUDES AIARE Avalanche Rescue
    • Train backcountry travelers in Avalanche Rescue skills
    • Increase participant likelihood of survival in an avalanche
    • Emphasize that education and avoiding getting caught in an avalanche is the best plan; rescue is a backup in case everything goes wrong.
    • Provide skills and practice methods to be proficient at the Avalanche Rescue standard
    • Demonstrate effective companion rescue.
    • Promote a culture of routine avalanche rescue practice and attendance of an Avalanche Rescue course every two years.

    Also included;

    1. Magnifier with a crystal card
    2. AIARE Field Book
    3. Digital Probe Thermometer

    Prerequisite: Be able to ski tour (on skis or split-board) and tour as much as 4,000 vertical feet per day.

    Pre-course material: 4-hour online

    Course Format: 3-day, Friday through Sunday, 8:00 AM-6:00 PM

    Cancellation Policy: 60% of the course cost can be refunded up to 30 days prior to the course start. No refunds are provided for cancellations made less than 30 days prior to the start of the course for which you are registered.