Course Type and Name
AIARE 1 - Decision Making in Avalanche Terrain
CT1 Bend, Three Sisters Wilderness 12/20/2019
Oregon Ski Guides
(541) 312-9242 (Main)
Bend, Three Sisters Wilderness, OR
Begin: 12/20/2019; End: 12/22/2019
Decision Making In Avalanche Terrain
The level one course is a 3 day/24 hour introduction to avalanche hazard and management.
The course is expected to:
Provide a basic understanding of avalanches,
Describe a framework for decision making and risk management in avalanche terrain,
Focus on identifying the right questions, rather than on providing “answers”,
Give lessons and exercises that are practically oriented, useful, and applicable in the field.
Students can expect to develop a good grounding in how to prepare for and carry out a trip, to understand basic decision making while in the field, and to learn rescue techniques required to find and dig up a buried person (if an avalanche occurs and someone in the party is caught).
Student Learning Outcomes
At the end of the course the student should be able to:
Plan and prepare for travel in avalanche terrain,
Recognize avalanche terrain,
Describe a basic framework for making decisions in avalanche terrain,
Learn and apply effective companion rescue.