AIARE certified Level One Avalanche Course .... four evening lectures and two consecutive feild days ...
lectures Jan 7,9,14,16 Mercer Island 6:30 to 9:00pm Feild Jan 18, 19 7:00am to 5:00pm Snoqualmie BC
Once again it's time for one of the Foothills signature courses … AIARE 1. Join the Foothills AIARE 1 instructors and Pro Guide Service of North Bend for this course "Decision Making in Avalanche Terrain". This course introduces students to the avalanche phenomena, the types and characteristics of avalanches, and identifying and planning safe routes and travel in avalanche terrain. The course has a major focus on developing solid group communication skills and how individual members of a group can learn to recognize and mitigate group dynamics that can lead to potential increased risk taking. You will also learn how to react in an avalanche emergency, use your avalanche beacon, rescue tools, and techniques to locate victims of an avalanche.
The course consists of four evening lecture/presentation sessions on Mercer Island and a full weekend on snow with a your appointed group. You will get the opportunity to put into action all that you have learned and use the AIARE tool kit with your Foothills AIARE instructor. The weekend sessions start at 7:00 am and finish at 5:00pm and we will travel through the Snoqalmie Pass backcoutry. All participants in this course should have good over snow ability be it ski, snowboard, or snowshoe as this course does include two full days of group travel in varying snow covered terrain. Students will be asked to fill out a skills and fitness questionnaire we will use this questionnaire to place you in a group of similar skilled, fitness, and mode of travel individuals. Come join us for a some fun and a great as well as potentially life saving course. You must attend all four lectures and both days of the field sessions in order to meet the AIARE requirement for a level 1 certificate. If you have any questions regarding this course please feel free to email me. firstname.lastname@example.org