Why Our AIARE Avalanche Safety Course?
Our instructor was amazing. Knowledgeable, timely, professional but also relatable. Was so thankful she was our guide
- Alpine Ascents International has been leading mountaineering courses for over 30 years
- 24 hour AIARE curriculum
- Students receive AIARE online curriculum prior to start of the course to enhance learning
- Students receive a completion certificate after the course
- Gear rental available for all Alpine Ascents students
- Students who complete our AIARE 1 2023-2024 program will receive a 10% discount on a 6 Day Cascades Mountaineering course for the 2024 summer season.
They guided us while also empowering the group to learn leadership skills ourselves. They created an environment where everyone felt welcome and willing to share when they felt vulnerable or scared.
World-Class instruction covering:
- Avalanche Types (loose snow avalanches and slab avalanches)
- Terrain (slope angle, aspect, terrain hazards)
- Weather (precipitation, wind, temperature)
- Snowpack and gathering current information from the snowpack
- Ways to spot and avoid common trigger points
- Trip planning, preparation, and navigation
- Travel techniques in the backcountry
- Group decision-making skills
- Avalanche rescue techniques
- Avalanche safety equipment
As I have mentioned, the biggest strength of the Alpine ascents programs are the skills, enthusiasm and dedication of the guides. Vern is an exceptional guide because he is interesting and interested, yet always commands respect with a wicked sense of humor and a laugh.