NRCS Avi L1 And Companion Rescue

Avalanche Science

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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.

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.

Pre-course material: 2-hour online material