WHY IS THIS AVALANCHE RESCUER USING HIS BEACON LIKE A CELL PHONE?: You'll have to read the caption to find out, but the quick gist is that he is demonstrating one of the many useful new techniques that are a part of the AIARE Level 1 curriculum. During last year's 3-day AIARE Level 1 Course we met at Crawford Notch to learn the latest in avalanche rescue techniques--but more importantly, learning how to AVOID the need to be rescued! If you are a skier/boarder/ice climber/mountaineer/alpinist and haven't already taken a Level 1 course, you should definitely put it on your list of things to do this winter. You can learn more about the course we're offering in Winter 2013 by clicking HERE.