Contact: Tom Creighton, firstname.lastname@example.org
Session 1:December 16, 17, and 18, 2016 – Lectures in Empire Community Townhall; Field Days at Berthoud Pass 8:00 am – 6:00 pm; Fee $180 for Denver Group Leaders, and $195 CMC Denver, non-CMC Denver members. Click here to register.
Session 2:March 1, 2, 4, and 5, 2017 – Lectures in Empire Community Townhall; Field Days at Berthoud Pass 8:00 am – 6:00 pm; Fee $180 for Denver Group Leaders, and $195 CMC Denver, non-CMC Denver members. Click here to register.
Limit: 30 students per session
Prerequisites: Students may use skis or snowshoes during field exercises; those with skis need to be able to ski proficiently in the backcountry at an intermediate level
If you participate in winter activities such as ice or snow climbing, backcountry telemark or tour skiing, ski mountaineering or snowshoeing in the backcountry, you want to know what AIARE (American Institute of Avalanche Research and Education) Level 1 training can do for you. Decision Making in Avalanche Terrain Level 1 is a 3-day/24-hour introduction to avalanche hazard management that:
Provides a basic understanding of avalanches: • Decision Making in Avalanche Terrain – Level 1:
- The American Institute for Avalanche Research and Education’s (AIARE) Level 1 course is the North American standard for anyone who participates in winter/spring activities that can take you into potential avalanche terrain such as climbing, hiking, snowshoeing, skiing, or ice climbing. This course will provide a basic understanding of avalanches and teach you a framework for decision making and risk management in avalanche terrain. There are two sessions, one in February all 3 days held in Empire and on Berthoud Pass and one in March with two evening lectures in Golden and two days in Empire and on Berthoud Pass. There are no prerequisites for this course.
This class is required for certification of all CMC Denver backcountry winter trip leaders after Sept. 30, 2011. Backcountry winter leaders certified prior to Sept. 30, 2011, were grandfathered until 2016 to fulfill this requirement. This is the 5th and final year of the grandfathered period.
If you are a certified CMC Denver leader, AIARE Level 1 is available tuition free through the SALT (Support Aid for Leader Training) program providing you lead 3 qualifying winter, non-backcountry trips within 15-months of the date of your application. Click here the SALT application form.