Matt Takes His First AIARE Avalanche Safety Course

Unless you've lived under a rock the last few years, you've definitely heard plenty of commotion about avalanche safety and the hazards of backcountry recreation. I certainly have, especially since within the last few years I have been spending more and more days out in the backcountry. I went from spending 1 day bootpacking in 2011 to around 15 days in the backcountry this season by the time all is said and done.