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AIARE Level 2 Feb. 25-26, 2023

February 25 - February 26


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The AIARE 2 is a three-day/24-hour course that provides backcountry travelers an opportunity to advance their decision making skills in more complicated situations such as being a leader within a small travel group, traveling in more complicated terrain, and/or developing a travel plan where resources are scarce.

This course will be a hybrid model, including 8 hours of pre course online learning.  Students will be sent pre course materials 1-month prior to the start of the course.

The AIARE 2 builds on the introductory avalanche hazard management model introduced in the AIARE 1 and adds to it the evaluation of critical hazard assessment factors. Students will describe and discuss weather, snowpack and avalanche processes, and identify how these processes relate to observations and travel within avalanche terrain.

NOTE: Students are REQUIRED to take a ONE-DAY Avalanche Rescue Course before taking an AIARE 2. We are providing a Rescue Course on February 24.

The Wallowa Avalanche Center is offering the AIARE Level 2 on Feb 25-26 in the Northern Wallowas out of Joseph, OR. Flotation is required: skis, snowshoes, splitboard as well as an avalanche transceiver, shovel, probe. If you lack any of these items let us know and we may be able to help you rent these items.

If you would prefer to pay by check, please mail to WAC PO Box 324 Joseph, OR 97846. Email victor@wallowaavalanchecenter.org to be added the the course roster.

Participants must have the ability to travel in avalanche terrain.
An AIARE 1 Course (strongly recommended) or equivalent Level 1 training is required.
A winter of practical experience after the Level 1 course is required before taking the AIARE 2 course.
AIARE or AAA approved one-day Avalanche Rescue Course.

For more info visit: https://avtraining.org/aiare-level-2/

Contact victor@wallowaavalanchecenter.org for more information.


February 25
February 26
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