AIARE Level 1 Avalanche Course--Feb 8-10, 2012

A student in our 2012 course demonstrates one of the new techniques being promoted in avalanche rescue. By placing the beacon near your ear while waiting to pick up a signal, you are better able to focus on picking up important visual clues as to where the victim may be (gloves, etc, sticking out of snow).

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.