Take this one-day field course in Mammoth Lakes, California, to learn how to use avalanche rescue equipment, perform safety checks, and extract buried victims, both single and multiple. By the end of the course, you'll have the skills you need to practice avalanche rescue on your own.
Sierra Nevada (California)
Jan - Mar, Dec
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The AIARE Avalanche Rescue course is a one-day field course that teaches you how to use avalanche rescue equipment, conduct safety checks, and extract buried victims, both single and multiple. Upon completion of the course, you will have the skills you need to practice avalanche rescue on your own and further develop your rescue skills.
This course is a great refresher for those who have taken the AIARE Level 1 avalanche course or for anyone who wants to focus on avalanche rescue skills. It is facilitated in Mammoth Lakes, CA.
Our AIARE recreational courses are facilitated in the Mammoth Lakes region of the Eastern Sierra. Transportation and lodging are not covered in the cost of any AIARE course. We recommend that you have a car that can handle winter road conditions, in case of inclement weather.
After registering for the course, you will receive a confirmation email. Two weeks before your first day, you will receive a detailed itinerary outlining the course, as well as an equipment list, local lodging options, and gear rental locations in town.
It is highly recommended that you come to the course familiar with your snow travel mode of transportation, whether that be ski touring, splitboarding, or snowshoeing.
We thank you in advance for coming prepared and look forward to a few great days in the field with you! Reserve your spot and contact us today!
- Guiding fee
- Avalanche equipment
-Professionally trained AIARE leader
-Avalanche beacon, shovel, and probe
-AIARE waterproof field book
-AIARE digital student manual
-Online discount codes at our partners Weston Backcountry, Volcom, and Ridge Merino
-20% off snow travel equipment rentals at Mammoth Mountaineering
Secure your spot with just 25% payment
48-hour free cancellation with 30-day advance booking
Single Pitch Instructor
I am the founder of Golden State Guiding and an AMGA Apprentice Alpine and Splitboard Guide, a certified Single Pitch Instructor, and certified Wilderness First Responder and also hold an AIARE Pro 1 certificate.
At Golden State Guiding we hold a valid permit to guide you legally in California's Eastern Sierra mountains including Mammoth Lakes, Sequoia/ Kings National Park, Mount Shasta in the Shasta-Trinity National Forest, Joshua Tree National Park, Mission Trails Regional Park in San Diego, and Red Rock Canyon just outside of Las Vegas Nevada. All Golden State Guiding guides are professionally trained by the AMGA (American Mountain Guides Association) and are some of the best Guides in the industry. Our professional Guides know exactly where to take you for your day out of rock, ice, or alpine climbing, backcountry skiing or splitboarding, and mountaineering in California or Nevada.
These are some of the spots where we can take you:
- Joshua Tree National Park
- San Diego (Mission Gorge or Mount Woodson)
- Eastern Sierra (Lone Pine Peak, Mt Emerson, Mount Sill and the entire Palisade Range, Bear Creek Spire, Temple Crag, Crystal Crag, Cardinal Pinnacle, Iris Slab, Mammoth Lakes Basin, Clark Canyon)
- Mount Shasta in Shasta-Trinity National Forest in the Southern Cascades
- Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area
We had an excellent time with Chad on our multi -pitch day in Joshua Tree. My partner and I have some experience climbing sport routes, but had no experience with trad climbing or multi-pitch routes. Chad is a great instructor and led our routes with ease. We felt confident in his abilities to keep us safe and have fun. Will definitely book again with him.
Super easy to work with. Great communication. Great guide. Will definitely use again.
We booked through Ryan, and Daniel was our guide - absolutely brilliant, very down to earth and knowledgeable. The climbs themselves were awesome, with insane views. My partner is an experienced indoor climber, and I have close to no experience, especially outdoors, but still felt safe and in good hands. We did a half day, which was 5hrs, and got 4 climbs in, then stayed after the tour to walk around a bit more and have some snacks with a view (make sure you take food/water as there aren’t any shops inside the park). Definitely recommend.
Our guide, Spencer, was fantastic! He tailored everything to our exact needs, and we now feel equipped to climb outdoors without a guide.
Chad was brilliant. I had a great experience climbing in joshua tree. Couldn't have asked for better.
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