Any individual who travels in snowy mountainous terrain. This one-day course (8 hours of instruction, combination Online Learning and field) focuses exclusively on how to be prepared and respond to an avalanche incident. Gain hands-on experience with techniques of companion rescue. Most avalanches that carry and/or bury a person are triggered by that person or someone in their party; an immediate response by member(s) of the group involved is the best chance for survival.
Avalanche Rescue is one of two foundational courses in the A3’s recommended progression. Be ready to save a life; always travel with someone you trust to save yours.
Students pursuing the professional track are required to take the 1 day rescue course prior to the Pro 1.
Classroom will be on the Online Learnig website.
The Field part of the training will be held in Haines, AK.
* 16 years old at least/ minimum age (able to drive).
Admission priority will be given to Haines locals- all others will be placed on the waitlist until December 1st.
Field Location: condition dependent- updates given shortly before course.
Top of Young Road at the Ripinsky Main trailhead parking lot.