Learn the fundamentals of companion rescue so you can save your partner’s life if the unimaginable happens.

If your partner gets buried in an avalanche, you have approximately 15 minutes to dig them out for a reasonable chance for survival. Performing a successful companion rescue requires skills, practice, and more practice. Our 8 hour clinic will teach you the fundamentals of companion rescue.

Not all avalanche courses are created equal…read more reasons to take your course from SMG!

  • Classroom:
    • Avalanche Accident Statistics
    • Intro to Avalanche Rescue Equipment
    • Elements of Companion Rescue: Beacon Search, Probing, Digging
    • Leadership and Rescue Organization
  • Field:
    • Practice Each Element of Companion Rescue
    • Realistic Avalanche Rescue Scenarios

Difficulty: No experience necessary

Duration: 8 hours

Meeting Time: 8am

Meeting Location: Sawtooth Mountain Guides Headquarters in Stanley

What We Provide:

  • Highly trained, professional, and fun AIARE avalanche instructors
  • Avalanche rescue equipment if needed

What You Need:

  • Over-snow travel equipment: Alpine touring, telemark, split-board, or snowshoes
  • Cold weather outdoor clothing
  • Lunch and water

Dates: December 3, 2016 (Spaces Available)

Ratio: 5:1

Rates: $125/person (based on 4 person minimum)