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AIARE Avalanche Level I  // 2022 

Climbers of Color has partnered with Mountain Madness and AIARE to offer two discounted AIARE Level 1 courses! 
About the AIARE 1 course:

"(AIARE) Recre­ation­al I is an intro­duc­to­ry class with two evening lec­tures 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."

Application: Closed (opens Dec 2021)

Dates & Locations:
  • Virtual classroom - January 27-28, 2022
  • Field days - January 29-30 2022 (Snoqualmie Pass)
  • Virtual classroom - February 3-4, 2021
  • Field days - February 5-6 2022 (Stevens Pass)
Tuition:  TBD (additional scholarships and sliding scale will be available)

Course Instructors:

Jaime Pollitte 

AIARE Course Leader, AIARE 1 Instructor and North America Programs Director at Mountain Madness

Brenda Hollon Walsh

AIARE 1 instructor, AIARE Course Leader Candidate, AMGA Apprentice Ski and Apprentice Alpine Guide and founder of Verascapes

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Cal' Smith

Mountaineering instructor
AMGA Apprentice Alpine guide, Wilderness First Responder, AIARE Pro 1 and AIARE ITC Candidate

Questions? Please email snow@climbersofcolor.org