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Avalanche Level I

Spring 2015 Course Information
Dates & Times: TBA, 2015
Friday, 9:00am-5:00pm, Westminster College, Salt Lake City, UT
Saturday and Sunday, 8:00am-5:00pm, White Pine Touring, Park City, UT

Cost: $TBA (including tax and all other fees)
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At the end of the AIARE 1 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.
Instructional sessions (24 hours including both class and field instruction)
Introduction to the Avalanche Phenomena, Types and characteristics of avalanches, Avalanche motion, Size classification, The mountain snowpack: an introduction to metamorphism and layering, Observations and Information Gathering, Field observation techniques, Snowpack tests: rutschblock, compression test, Avalanche danger factors or “Red Flags,” Observation checklist, Avalanche danger scale, Trip Planning and Preparation, Avalanche terrain recognition, assessment, and selection, Route finding and travel, techniques, Decision making and Human Factors, Companion Rescue and Equipment.