Take your avalanche education to the next level. The AIARE Level 2 course is a 4-day program that provides backcountry leaders the opportunity to advance their avalanche knowledge and decision making skills. This course also includes the introductory and prerequisite components for the professional progression: the AIARE 3 certificate.
The AIARE 2 builds from the introductory avalanche hazard management model introduced in the level one and adds to it the evaluation of factors critical to stability evaluation.
STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES:
- Advance understanding of avalanche terrain, particularly from the perspective of stability analysis.
- Discuss how the snowpack develops and metamorphoses over time; and discuss the factors that contribute to spatial variability.
- Learn standard observation guidelines and recording formats for factors that influence or indicate snow stability. SWAG MODULE.
- Advance understanding of avalanche release and triggering mechanisms.
- Introduce a snow stability analysis and forecasting framework.
- Improve companion rescue skills including multiple and deep burials.
AIARE LEVEL 1 COURSE SPECIFICS:
Pre-Requisites: Ability to travel in avalanche terrain. An AIARE Level 1 Course is strongly recommended, or equivalent Level 1 training is required. A winter of practical experience after the Level 1 course is strongly recommended before taking the AIARE 2 course. Required equipment for all avalanche courses:
Dates: March 10th – 13th, 2017 ^
Course Type: Backcountry / Lodge Based | Ski / Board | Co-Ed
Location: Downing Mountain Lodge | Hamilton, Montana
Cost: $675 Member | $695 Non-Member
Ages: 21 y/o +
Go to http://www.soleexperiences.org/ for more information and course registration.
^Pricing includes certified AIARE Field Instructors, AIARE Field Notebook, AIARE Student Manual, transportation / shuttling of gear to course areas, food, lodging.