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Avalanche Awareness

  • Location Scotland
  • Duration a day
  • Price from £70.00
  • Walking / Hiking
  • Rock Climbing
  • Microadventure
  • Learn new skills

Highlights

Being able to make good judgement calls on the hill in winter comes from experience and knowledge of what has been happening on the mountain, how to interpret your surrounding on the day and how to apply that knowledge to good decision making. Let us show you the skills on how to interpret the snow with different techniques on our avalanche course.
Any technical equipment, crampons, ice axe and helmet is included in price

Understanding contributing factors to avalanches, how we plan, prepare and execute our findings

How to check, interpret and understand the snow profiles

Avalanche awareness/avoidance and its implications for safe route choice

Route planning, navigating through complex avalanche terrain

Techniques for safe travel in suspected avalanche terrain

This adventure is perfect for individuals and small groups, and can be tailored for:

  • Corporates

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Details

Day 1

Cairngorms.
Day one will be finding what we have in the toolbox already, fine tuning those skills, providing a solid framework then we'll make things more accurate with contour interpretation, techniques for measuring distance and walking on bearing with accuracy.

Day 2

Cairngorms.
Day two we will look at strategies for being able to keep ourselves safe on the terrain we navigate on and how to relocate if we become disorientated. Also, techniques how to relocate including the use of a GPS.

Effort Level

You’ll be working up a sweat. Bring along a touch of enthusiasm and a little determination

  • Chilled
  • Active
  • Tough

Inclusions

Not-provided Accommodation

Accommodation is not provided as standard but we will be happy to help arrange it for you. Please message us to arrange!

    What's included

  • Transportation On-course transport
  • Equipment Equipment supplied by SRW > Crampons > Ice axe > Helmet > Shovels > Group shelter > First Aid kit > Photos from your course
  • Other Highly experienced & qualified guide

    What you'll need

  • Warm Clothing B2-B3 style boots, Winter walking socks
  • Waterproofs Quality waterproofs i.e. Gore-tex or similar, Hat, waterproof gloves plus spares x 2 minimum
  • Food Lunch
  • Drink Warm drink
  • Other Rucksack 30-40ltr
    'Belay' type jacket Wicking base layers, top & bottoms Goggles, double clear lens recommended Head torch, plus spare batteries Balaclava and neck gaiter

Cancellations

Custom Policy

  • Cancel before 31 days of your adventure and receive a 75% refund (minus payment processing fees).
  • Cancel within 30 days of the adventure with no refund.
  • Alternate dates may be able to be agreed at no additional cost, but this is not guaranteed.

Location

Starting point:

Aviemore PH22, UK

Provider

Scottish Rock & Water

Scottish Rock & Water

Scottish Rock & Water is the experience provider for Avalanche Awareness