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AIARE Level 2 Avalanche Safety

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Avalanche Safety Level 2

Our AIARE 2 course provides higher level backcountry training and advances avalanche decision-making skills. 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 by applying their skills to new terrain and situations. Avalanche Rescue is a prerequisite for the AIARE 2. It is highly recommended that participants gain at least one season’s worth of backcountry travel experience between taking the AIARE 1 and AIARE 2.

This course follows the hybrid model. For successful completion of the course, participants are required to complete online coursework prior to the field days. Plan on this segment taking about 8 hours to complete.

Dates for 2023:

January 11th-15th – This is our most comprehensive AIARE 2 option. Join us at the Fortune Peak Huts for a week of avalanche training and backcountry touring in some of Washington’s most epic terrain. Visit this page for more information.

January 20-21st – This course will be 2 consecutive days at Mt Hood.

**All of our AIARE Level 2 courses require attendance at an online pretrip meeting 2 evenings before your course start date. Your instructor will reach out before the course with more information.**