AIARE Level 2 Mount Baker
February 16th -18th 2021, Custom Dates Available
- 56 hr56 hours
- 460 US dollars$460
These courses will feature a zoom classroom session along with 2 field days. The AIARE 2 is a three-day/24-hour course that provides backcountry travelers an opportunity to advance their decision making skills in more complicated situations such as being a leader within a small travel group, traveling in more complicated terrain, and/or developing a travel plan where resources are scarce. The AIARE 2 builds on the introductory avalanche hazard management model introduced in the AIARE 1 and adds to it the evaluation of critical hazard assessment factors. Students will describe and discuss weather, snowpack and avalanche processes, and identify how these processes relate to observations and travel within avalanche terrain. The AIARE 2 is a three-day course for those who have taken an AIARE 1 and Avalanche Rescue and have had at least a year of backcountry travel experience. The AIARE 2 provides backcountry leaders the opportunity to advance their avalanche knowledge and decision making skills. -Differentiate where specific avalanche hazards exist within the landscape and identify avalanche terrain where consequences may be more severe. -Use and interpret weather, snow, and avalanche observations to locate appropriate terrain prior to entering and while in the field. -Demonstrate leadership skills within a small team that include facilitating small group discussion, promoting appropriate terrain selection, and utilizing simple risk management strategies. -Implement a basic forecasting framework that can be used in conjunction with and in the absences of local supporting avalanche information.
Glacier, WA, USA