AIARE Avalanche Level 1
The 2023/ 2024 Season is live!
Climbers of Color has partnered with Mountain Bureau to offer three AIARE 1 courses*!
The American Institute of Avalanche Research and Education (AIARE) Level I is an introductory class with 5-hours of guided education, one evening lecture and two field days that covering the phenomenon of avalanche, avalanche terrain travel, decision making, travel techniques, human factors, and companion rescue. These courses are designed for recreationalists looking to get out and have the necessary tools to make informed decisions about risk factors and to be able to ask the right questions before heading out.
*NOTE: These courses are limited to a maximum of 6-participants. Due to an insufficient amount of BIPOC avalanche instructors, we are offering a hybrid course with our partner, Mountain Bureau (MB), where CoC will proudly occupy 6 slots of a 12-slot course. Course field days will be spent with CoC Guide, Cal' Smith, while online sessions will be spent learning alongside MB clients and co-guides.
We acknowledge this is not the purest form of an affinity course; however, our options were confined to running programs in this style. If you have any comments, questions, or concerns regarding the sanctity of this affinity space, please reach out to Cal at firstname.lastname@example.org. We stand by such decisions in the best interest of these communities. We are proud, excited, and elated to partner with Mountain Bureau, who have demonstrated an earnest track record of advocating for the working guide, which CoC is comprised of and is operated by.
Dates & Locations:
January 18 - 21, Snoqualmie Pass
January 25 - 28, Snoqualmie Pass
February 1 - 4, Snoqualmie Pass
Prerequisites: Students must be able to travel in the snow, bring appropriate equipment for traveling on snow to class, and organize their own transportation to the venue(s). There are no other prerequisites.
Scholarships: We have extensive scholarships specifically for this course. We strongly encourage Black and or Indigenous/Native community members to apply. Scholarships are 50% or 100% of course fees ($495).
If you have any questions, please email email@example.com