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
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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 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.
You’ll be working up a sweat. Bring along a touch of enthusiasm and a little determination
'Belay' type jacket Wicking base layers, top & bottoms Goggles, double clear lens recommended Head torch, plus spare batteries Balaclava and neck gaiter
Refund excludes processing fees. Alternate dates may be able to be agreed at no additional cost, but this is not guaranteed.
Aviemore PH22, UK