Backcountry Leadership & Communication

$195.00
Learn the fundamentals of leadership and communication when backcountry touring in a group. In this all-day advanced course, we’ll cover risk tolerance, how to set up the tour day for success, how to make decisions in a group, how to debrief and learn from the day’s experiences, and why strategic communication, planning, and leadership are so important! This course is intended for those who have already taken an AIARE 1 (or equivalent), or have multiple years of touring experience in groups.
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Communication is a critical tool while traveling in the backcountry. This all-day, six-hour field course will cover the following topics:

 

  • Group communication tools and techniques

  • How to discuss and understand risk tolerance in groups

  • Group management ideas to start the day off right

  • How to share emergency information and plan for emergencies with the group

  • Leadership in the field – when and when not to pick a leader

  • How to use checklists as a crucial tool

  • Facilitating a thorough debrief

  • Strategic mindsets overview

 

This course reviews and addresses content from the AIARE curriculum. We strongly recommend an AIARE 1 (or equivalent) prerequisite, or multiple years of touring experience in groups.

 

We target a 6:1 maximum student-to-instructor ratio to ensure you get personal attention and reduce COVID risks. If you are interested in this course for a larger group, please contact info@bluebirdbackcountry.com and we will arrange a private, tailored course that fits your needs.

 

Please note: All participants are required to carry a beacon, shovel, and probe to leave the base area and participate in a course. Equipment rentals are available, and we recommend booking those in advance. Courses do not include access to the mountain. Each participant in your group must reserve a day pass in addition to your course unless you have a Season Pass or you’re using part of a 4 Pack or 10 Pack.

 

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Communication is a critical tool while traveling in the backcountry. This all-day, six-hour field course will cover the following topics:

 

  • Group communication tools and techniques

  • How to discuss and understand risk tolerance in groups

  • Group management ideas to start the day off right

  • How to share emergency information and plan for emergencies with the group

  • Leadership in the field – when and when not to pick a leader

  • How to use checklists as a crucial tool

  • Facilitating a thorough debrief

  • Strategic mindsets overview

 

This course reviews and addresses content from the AIARE curriculum. We strongly recommend an AIARE 1 (or equivalent) prerequisite, or multiple years of touring experience in groups.

 

We target a 6:1 maximum student-to-instructor ratio to ensure you get personal attention and reduce COVID risks. If you are interested in this course for a larger group, please contact info@bluebirdbackcountry.com and we will arrange a private, tailored course that fits your needs.

 

Please note: All participants are required to carry a beacon, shovel, and probe to leave the base area and participate in a course. Equipment rentals are available, and we recommend booking those in advance. Courses do not include access to the mountain. Each participant in your group must reserve a day pass in addition to your course unless you have a Season Pass or you’re using part of a 4 Pack or 10 Pack.