The majority of the course is spent in the field, learning rescue principles and practicing techniques. You will learn how to quickly and effectively carry out single and multiple burial companion rescues. The course also includes an in-depth look at modern avalanche gear including airbag backpacks, 2 and 3 antennae beacons, Avalungs, Recco reflectors, probes, and specialized avalanche shovels. You will also learn patient care principles and strategies for evacuation.
This course meets the American Avalanche Association guidelines for an 8-hour avalanche rescue course and it fulfills the rescue requirements for avalanche level 2. We offer this course just before our AIARE level 2 course to enable participants to combine it with the level 2 course in a convenient 4-day package. It can also be taken prior to a level 1 avalanche course as a stand-alone rescue training.
The group will meet at the Peak Mountain Guides office at 8:00 am for a morning session in the classroom. We begin with introductions and