Avalanche/Touring Level 2 – Advanced Touring & Decision Making

Avalanche/Touring Level 2 – Advanced Touring & Decision Making

  • Dates: Lectures Feb 16 &18; Field Feb 21-22 & 28-March 1(2 spots left)
  • Duration: 4.5
  • Level: Intermediate
  • Client Ratio: 5:1
  • Cost:
    • 6:1 – $495
  • Included: Instruction, Student Manual, AIARE Fieldbook, 2 evening lectures, Brooks Range Map Tool
  • Not Included: Transportation, personal equipment, Avalanche Handbook & gratuities.

Maps, steeps and slabs stand in the way of planning a great tour so what to do? We take your knowledge built from your AIARE Level 1 and Intro to Touring and develop skills for navigation, snowpack/terrain evaluation and steep touring techniques. We follow the American Avalanche Association Level 2 curriculum and blend in advanced touring skill development to expand your tools for evaluating and executing longer and more complex tours and climbs.

Our Level 2 Avalanche/Touring Curriculum covers

  • Observation and recording of factors that affect or indicate snow stability
  • Observation guidelines for weather, snowpack, and avalanches
  • Propagation tests, test profiles
  • Introduce stability analysis and forecasting
  • Avalanche terrain recognition, slab mechanics and skier triggering concepts
  • Complex Terrain travel techniques, route selection and decision making

Lectures: Feb 19 & 20 @Pro Ski Seattle from 6:30-10
Field: 2 Weekends-Feb 22-23 & March 1-2