Course Descriptions

WL245 :  Avalanche Training: Level II and Rescue

MHCC is an authorized provider of American Institute for Avalanche Research and Education (AIARE) Level II Avalanche Training and Avalanche Rescue. This course uses the standards set forth by AIARE for Level II Avalanche Training and Avalanche Rescue. Course provides backcountry travelers an opportunity to advance their decision making skills in more complicated situations such as being a leader within a small travel group, traveling in more complicated terrain, and/or developing a travel plan where online resources are scarce. Students will describe and discuss weather, snowpack and avalanche processes, and identify how these processes relate to observations and travel within avalanche terrain. This course is combined with AIARE Avalanche Rescue course and provides students with information on rescue gear, advanced rescue techniques, and companion rescue. Upon successful completion of the class, students will receive an AIARE Level II Technician certification.
Prerequisite: WL145 and PE185WBT.
Credit Hours: 2
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