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AMG COURSE- AIARE Level 2 - Gorham, ME

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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 leading a small travel group, traveling in more complicated terrain, and/or develop

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AMG COURSE- AIARE Level 2 - Gorham, ME

AMG COURSE- AIARE Level 2, Gorham, NH

 

AIARE 2

Yes, avalanches do happen in New England and each year a number of backcountry enthusiasts are injured or killed in New England from avalanches. Take your mountain knowledge to a level that helps you and your group stay safe in the backcountry regardless of where you travel. Take an AIARE avalanche course through Acadia Mountain Guides Climbing School!

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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 leading a small travel group, traveling in more complicated terrain, and/or developing a travel plan where online resources are scarce. The course 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.

The AIARE 2 is a three-day course for those who have taken an AIARE 1 and Avalanche Rescue and have had at least a year of backcountry travel experience. The AIARE 2 provides backcountry leaders the opportunity to advance their avalanche knowledge and decision making skills.

Student Learning Outcomes

At the end of the AIARE 2 course, the student should be able to:

  • Differentiate where specific avalanche hazards exist within the landscape and identify avalanche terrain where consequences may be more severe.
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  • Use and interpret weather, snow, and avalanche observations to locate appropriate terrain prior to entering and while in the field.
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  • Demonstrate leadership skills within a small team that include facilitating small group discussion, promoting appropriate terrain selection, and utilizing simple risk management strategies.
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  • Implement a basic forecasting framework that can be used in conjunction with and in the absences of local supporting avalanche information.

Prerequisites

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.

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AMG COURSE- AIARE Level 2 - Gorham, ME

AMG COURSE- AIARE Level 2 - Gorham, ME

$ 495.00 (495.00 Incl. tax)

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