Wilderness Pursuits (WP), Crested Butte Mountain Guides (CBMG) and the American Institute of Avalanche Research and Education (AIARE) are proud to offer this LEVEL 1 Avalanche Course at a deeply discounted rate for Western students. January 31-February 2, 2014.
Investment: $235 (represents $100 discount through WP)
This course is all about snow, avalanches, backcountry travel, and learning! It is very hands-on; just the right mix of classroom instruction and outdoor practical experience. CBMG guides are some of the best in the industry. In fact, AIARE was started in Crested Butte through a partnership with CBMG. Since then, AIARE has gone on to become nationally and internationally recognized as the standard of avalanche education for backcountry professionals and enthusiasts. This course will be fast-paced, informative, challenging and led by some of the most dynamic and respected instructors in the industry.
What to expect:
FRIDAY 5-9pm: PLEASE BE ON TIME AS CLASS WILL START PROMPTLY AT 5pm.
Classroom session only: come dressed in regular clothes. No dinner break so bring food and drink to get you through the evening
SATURDAY & SUNDAY 8am-5pm: Class starts promptly at 8am. You do not need to be dressed to go outside immediately, but should have outdoor clothing easily accessible. Mid-morning go into the field for hands-on learning, then back into the classroom to wrap-up. There will be no specific lunch break, so please come with food for the day.
Participants will need their own beacon, shovel, probe and backcountry touring set-up. This gear can be rented from WP or the Alpineer (349-5210) if you do not have your own. Once you are enrolled you will receive a detailed packing list and course manual.