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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 self-paced, 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.**