Level 1 Avalanche Skills:
Students are required to complete a Level 1 Avalanche Course certified by the American Institute for Avalanche Research and Education (AIARE) in order to graduate the intermediate climbing course. This requirement is waived for intermediate students who have completed an AIARE-certified Level 1 Avalanche Course within five years of beginning the intermediate program. AIARE Level I equivalent certification such as from the Canadian Avalanche Association (CAA) or National Ski Patrol (NSP) is also acceptable.
The Seattle Mountaineers will offer an AIARE-certified Level 1 Avalanche course which includes 24 hours of instruction (3 lectures and a field trip) this upcoming winter 2013/2014. Please sign up for the Level 1 Avalanche course separately; the course fee of the Level 1 Avalanche course is not included in the intermediate class fee. To satisfy this requirement, you may take this course from any other provider in the community that offers an AIARE-certified Level 1 avalanche curriculum.
2014 Avalanche Level 1 Class Schedule:
There is no limit on the number of years a student may take to complete the course; however, an annual continuation fee is required to remain enrolled after five years from when you started the course. In order to add another year to your intermediate course, please contact the Intermediate Administration Subcommittee at firstname.lastname@example.org and sign up online for the extension.
Questions, Comments and Suggestions
Please contact the intermediate subcommittee at email@example.com