This one-day course will teach the basics as well as advanced techniques of companion rescue in realistic avalanche scenarios. 

AIARE Avalanche Rescue course is essential and recommended to re-take at the beginning of every winter season to refresh these life-saving rescue skills. 

The course is thought by UIAGM mountain guides and qualified AIARE leaders. You will spend the day outdoors practicing different rescue techniques for varied avalanche scenarios. Each participant will receive a rescue card acknowledging completion date at the end of the course. This course is obligatory for those who wish to take the AIARE 2 or PRO 1 courses. 

Course objectives:

Knowledge of what to do if caught in avalanche or if witnessing others being caught in avalanche. To organize and lead a recue team in case of an avalanche accident To be able to search for victims quickly and efficiently using the correct equipment To be able to set up realistic scenario for practice of the avalanche search and rescue To be able to develop a training plan to continuously improve the search and rescue skills 


Level requirements:

The Avalanche Rescue Course is designed to be an introduction to the search and rescue training as well as a refresher course for experienced skiers. This course is also a prerequisite for the PRO courses.

You will use the ski touring / splitboarding equipment on the course. You do not have to have a profound ski touring experience but you need to know how to use the equipment and be able to go for a short walk.