There’s definitely a time and a place to learn about how to perform an avalanche rescue. But it’s not when an avalanche actually happens. Learn how to switch into rescue mode and all the special nuances needed to make sure you and your companions have the best opportunity of survival. We can take much of the mystery out of avalanche rescue and can explain why rescuers take the actions they do, when they do, and how they do it. We deliever a multi faceted approach as some learn different than others. However, we all need to be on the same page when the clock is ticking. A fellow backcountry traveler, your buddy, or even your spose may depend on your ability to utilize your rescue equipment to save their life. Get honed! AIARE (Companion) Avalanche Rescue is a one-day stand-alone course that is intended to be retaken on a regular basis (annually or biannually) in order to keep you honed on the latest and greatest of techniques, research, and technology. This is a companion rescue course and will cover single & multiple burial scenarios, and is also a prerequisite for AIARE 2 Avalanche Course. If you’re looking for professional rescue courses, contact me directly and we can discuss how we have a Mountain Safety.info rollout that is perfect for you and your team.
Certainly, this is not a requirement for the AIARE 1 course as there is a small component of companion rescue within the AIARE 1 Avalanche Course itself. You may bring your own beacon, shovel and probe to the course, or you may use our equipment to train with. Courses will be out of the Edelweiss Spa & Lodge at Taos Ski Valley.
Team courses for Search and Rescue that address MountainSafety.info skills are separate contract courses. Please contact us if you are interested in MS.i or team movement skills and professional rescue techniques.
”Best to keep your skills up to date and we hope you never need them.”
Register for a AIARE (Companion) Avalanche Rescue Course today.
Photos [left to right: how to assess stability, high quality snow stability tests help with uncertainty, witnessed burial and survival in Nambe Basin]
Taos, Ski Valley, NM