Course Detail

Course Type and Name

AIARE 1 - Decision Making in Avalanche Terrain

CT1 Seattle, Mt. Baker 12/4/2018


American Alpine Institute

(360) 671-1505 (Wk)

Course location

Seattle, Mt. Baker, WA


Begin: 12/04/2018; End: 12/09/2018



Course Details

Ready to step out of bounds and into the backcountry? Knowing how to judge avalanche conditions, where it's safe to travel and where it isn't, and being able to carry out a successful rescue if caught in an avalanche are essential skills that everyone should be aware of and familiar with before stepping under that boundary marker and heading for the backcountry.

On average 37 people are killed each year by avalanches in the United States alone. Almost all of these avalanches are started by the people caught in them. Some basic level or training and knowledge can dramatically increase your margin of safety while traveling in the backcountry.

Similar to our thee-day course, but instead of the standard full-day lecture portion, we have broken it into 2 evening sessions on Tuesday and Thursday, then 2 field days on Saturday and Sunday that will be near either Mt. Rainier or Steven's Pass.

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