AIARE Reading Resources

Thank you for choosing Northeast Mountaineering for your AIARE Avalanche course. We are thrilled to share the educational process with you. On this page you will find the necessary resources and reading materials for your course.
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AIARE 1: Decision Making in Avalanche Terrain

Students can expect to develop a good grounding in how to prepare for and carry out a trip, to understand basic decision making while in the field, and to learn rescue techniques required to find and dig up a buried person (if an avalanche occurs and someone in the party is caught).

A final debrief includes a knowledge quiz to test student comprehension and to give feedback to instructors on instructional tools. Students are encouraged and counseled on how to apply the skills learned and told that no course can fully guarantee safety, either during or after course completion. A link is made to a future AIARE 2 course.

AIARE 1 STUDENT RESOURCES, READINGS AND WORKSHEETS

Part of the course requirements and to help reinforce the learning objectives, each participant will need to complete the nightly readings and worksheets. You can find the resources, readings and worksheets below to complete at your convenience.
Complete AIARE 1 Student Manual: Decision Making in Avalanche Terrain.

AIARE AVALANCHE RESCUE

AIARE Avalanche Rescue is a one-day stand alone course that is intended to be retaken on a regular basis in order to keep abreast of best practices in rescue techniques and gear. New participants will learn the basics of companion rescue, while return participants will expand their skill set with advanced topics and realistic scenario practice to help improve their skills after the course.

Each participant will have the opportunity to receive professional coaching their rescue skills and will receive a rescue card acknowledging completion date at course end.

AIARE Avalanche Rescue is a prerequisite for the AIARE 2 and Pro 1 courses. AIARE recommends that all backcountry travelers keep their skills current by taking an Avalanche Rescue Course and receiving a rescue card at least every other year.

AIARE AVALANCHE RESCUE RESOURCES, READINGS AND WORKSHEETS

AIARE Avalanche Rescue: Student Manual

AIARE Avalanche Rescue Assessment Checklist

Rescue Card Front

Rescue Card Back

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AIARE 2: Analyzing Snow Stability and Avalanche Hazard

The AIARE 2 course is a 4-day program that provides backcountry leaders the opportunity to advance their avalanche knowledge and decision making skills. This course also includes the introductory and prerequisite components for the professional progression: the AIARE 3 certificate.

The AIARE 2 builds from the introductory avalanche hazard management model introduced in the level one and adds to it the evaluation of factors critical to stability evaluation.

AIARE 2 STUDENT RESOURCES, READINGS AND WORKSHEETS

Part of the course requirements and to help reinforce the learning objectives, each participant will need to complete the nightly readings and worksheets. You can find the resources, readings and worksheets below to complete at your convenience.
AIARE 2 Pre-course Exercise

Complete AIARE 2 Student Manual: Evaluating Snow Instability and Avalanche Hazard

DMF Communication Checklist