Avalanche Awareness

  • Location Scotland
  • Duration 2 days
  • Price £70.00 per adult
  • Hiking
  • Rock Climbing
  • Microadventure
  • Learn new skills

Adventure 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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Adventure Details

Day 1

Start time 09:00

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.

End time 17:00

Effort Level

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

  • Chilled
  • Active
  • Tough

Inclusions

What's included

  • Guide Fully guided
  • 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 to bring

  • 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.

Refund excludes processing fees. Alternate dates may be able to be agreed at no additional cost, but this is not guaranteed.

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Location

Starting point:

Aviemore PH22, UK

Adventure leader

Scottish Rock & Water

Scottish Rock & Water