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Old 11-20-2009   #1
 
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Level 1 Avalanche Class Recommendation

So, I have been looking online for Level 1 avy classes around CO and noticed that they generally follow the same AIARE, AAA, AMGA curriculum, and cost about the same. Since in live in Glenwood, I was thinking about taking this course through Aspen Expeditions. Has anyone taken this course through them and what was your impression? Or is there a hands down best class through someone else I should take?

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I have found good information through......

Avalanche.org - Home Page

I wanted to add, you can learn a lot from the online course. its free

http://access.jibc.bc.ca/avalancheFi...nse/course.htm

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I re-read the post and thought, I might not have helped.

While I have no say one or another, here is a list I've found. Maybe you could asses your ultimate goals and this might help.

Avalanche.org - Avalanche Course Provider Directory
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I re-read the post and thought, I might not have helped.

While I have no say one or another, here is a list I've found. Maybe you could asses your ultimate goals and this might help.

Avalanche.org - Avalanche Course Provider Directory

Thanks bob. That'll help
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I would highly recommend taking a level 1 course that includes field time. The primary lesson of a level 1 class is terrain management which is very hard to learn from a book or online class.

In my opinion Alpine World Ascents offers the best training, but definitely not the cheapest. Welcome to Alpine World Ascents

Stay safe out there.
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I found the Crested Butte Mountain Guides class to be top notch. A good amount of field time that focuses on hazard identification, traveling in the back country, beacon usage and rescue.
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