Avalanche Level 2 with Avalanche Rescue
December 16 – 20, 2020
This Level 2 Course with Avalanche Rescue is a 5-Day 40-hour program that provides backcountry leaders the opportunity to advance their avalanche knowledge and decision making skills.
The Level 2 builds from the introductory avalanche hazard management model introduced in the Level 1 and adds to it the evaluation of factors critical to stability evaluation and terrain selection. The Avalanche Rescue course is a prerequisite for the Level 2 and builds on the Companion Rescue Techniques introduced in the Level 1 Course.
Student Learning Outcomes
1. Gather and prioritize information relevant for describing how seasonal weather has affected the snowpack process and current snowpack structure.
2. Create an avalanche hazard assessment without a local bulletin.
3. Describe, create and implement a framework for planning, decision making and risk management in consideration of leading a group in avalanche terrain.
4. Practice travel and terrain mitigation techniques under supervision with feedback in a variety of avalanche terrain situations.
Participants must have previously completed a Level 1 Avalanche Training and an Avalanche Rescue Course. At least one year since the participant’s Level 1 course is recommended before taking the Level 2. Must be capable of a full day of traveling to, in and around avalanche terrain for multiple days in a row at elevation. Physically fit enough to carry a 20 lbs. pack, while skiing uphill and downhill in variable snow and weather conditions. It is strongly recommended having a WFA or higher medical training.