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AIARE Avalanche Rescue: Rocky Mountain National Park

Location Colorado

Season Winter

Difficulty Easy - Moderate

Duration 1 Day


Tune up your rescue skills with an AIARE Avalanche Rescue Course from The Mountain Guides Colorado. This eight hour course contains the latest in rescue techniques. During this course, we start with the basics of companion rescue and expand to more advanced topics. Whatever experience you bring, our instructors will push you to the next level.

Each participant will have the opportunity to receive professional coaching on their rescue skills and will receive a rescue card acknowledging completion date at course end.

Anyone who travels in avalanche terrain should keep their skills current by taking an Avalanche Rescue Course every other year. This course is a prerequisite for the AIARE 2 and Professional Level 1 Avalanche Courses.

Season Winter

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Course Goals:

  •  Train backcountry travelers in Avalanche Rescue skills
  • Increase participant likelihood of survival in an avalanche
  • Emphasize that education and avoiding getting caught in an avalanche is the best plan; rescue is a backup in case everything goes wrong.
  • Provide skills, practice methods for proficiency at the Avalanche Rescue standard
  • Promote a culture of routine avalanche rescue practice and attendance of an Avalanche Rescue course every two years

Meet in Classroom

  • 8:30-8:40 Intro and Course Logistics
  • 8:40-9:10 Intro to Avalanche Rescue
  • 9:10-10:00 PPE, Avalanche Gear, Packing
  • 10:00-11:00 Travel to field
  • 11:00-11:20 Departure Check
  • 11:20-12:20 Rescue Skills Breakdown
  • 12:20-12:45 Single Burial Scenarios
  • 12:45-1:30 Advanced Topics
  • 1:30-2:30 Scenario Practice and Assessment
  • 2:30-3:30 Patient Considerations and Evac
  • 3:30-4:30 Course Close

Group $175

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  • Skis or Splitboard with compatible binding for boots
  • Climbing Skins (fit to skis)
  • Ski Poles
  • Helmet (optional)

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  • JHMG knows there stuff! My instructors provided a wealth of knowledge for us to learn from and an awesome attitude that kept everyone stoked.

    — John Howland
  • Knowledgable instructors and in a setting that inspires.  I learned a lot during my course and look forward to putting my new knowledge to use exploring on snow in the Tetons and beyond.

    — Ben Weaver
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    — Clinton Culp

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As the signature sponsor of our AIARE Level 1 and Level 2 courses, all students enrolled will be able to test and demo all Mammut safety equipment for the duration of their course for no charge. Students who elect to take advantage of this program will be expected to fill out a review of the equipment they demo. Once submitted, they will receive a discount code for %15 off any full-priced Mammut airbag, beacon, shovel or probe.

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