A STAND ALONE COURSE THAT IS INTENDED TO BE RETAKEN ON A REGULAR BASIS IN ORDER TO KEEP ABREAST OF BEST PRACTICES IN RESCUE TECHNIQUES AND GEAR
New participants will learn the basics of companion rescue, while return participants will expand their skill set with advanced topics and realistic scenario practice to help improve their skills after the course. Each participant will have the opportunity to receive professional coaching their rescue skills and will receive a rescue card acknowledging completion date at course end.
Describe what to do if they or a member of their party is caught in an avalanche
Identify and be able to use gear necessary for avalanche rescue.
Set up a realistic scenario in order to practice an avalanche rescue response.
Improve their response skills and times during and after the course with feedback from instructors and peers.
Develop a plan for continued practice
AIARE Avalanche Rescue is a prerequisite for the AIARE 2 and Pro 1 courses.
AIARE recommends that all backcountry travelers keep their skills current by taking an Avalanche Rescue Course and receiving a rescue card at least every other year.