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Special Course // AIARE I 

Climbers of Color has partnered with Mountain Madness and AIARE to offer a discounted AIARE 1 course!
This course is for BIPOC participants only and will be taught by 2 BIPOC Instructors.
About the AIARE 1 course:

"(AIARE) Recre­ation­al I is an intro­duc­to­ry class with lec­tures and two field days that cov­er­ing the phe­nom­e­non of avalanche, avalanche ter­rain, 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." (taken from Mountain Madness, click to learn more)

This application is open to all members of the BIPOC community, however, we will preferentially choose applicants who: 

1) Identify as Black or Indigenous

2) Will utilize their skills to create access for communities of color

3) Demonstrate financial need that would otherwise prevent them from enrolling in an AIARE 1 course

Application:  Closed 
Closes at midnight, November 8th
Dates & Location: 
February 11-12 (2 evening lectures, in-person/online TBD)
February 13-14 (2 field days, Stevens Pass)
Tuition:  $250
Additional scholarships available!

Course Instructors:  

Jaime Pollitte 

AIARE 1 instructor and North America Programs Director at Mountain Madness

Liz Riggs Meder 

AIARE 1 instructor and Director of Recreation Programs at AIARE

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