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Our avalanche courses follow the American Avalanche Association guidelines.  Why?  The North Americans are far in advance of us Europeans in terms of avalanche education.  Their syllabus is tried and tested and gives you the knowledge, tools and systems to enhance your safety, decision making and enjoyment in the mountains.

American Avalanche Association (A3) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to professional excellence in avalanche safety, education and research in the United States.  We bring this expertise to you in Europe.

(3 DAY)  €395

During this 3 day course, you will learn the fundamental tools, techniques and skills to travel independently in the backcountry through avalanche terrain and put them to use.  We also spend half of day 1 on rescue techniques out on the mountain.  This course follows the American Avalanche Association (A3) syllabus so you can be assured it is one of the most thorough and applied courses you will find at this level.

The 3 days is a combination of theory and practice on the mountain in approximately a 30:70 ratio.  The theory will be based inside usually before heading out.  The main themes we will cover are:

  • Avalanche basics & characteristics

  • Terrain

  • Snowpack & weather

  • Information gathering

  • Planning, communication & decision making

  • Making relevant observations

  • Terrain & travel

  • Companion rescue

By the end of the course, we expect you to be able to plan, carry out and review a backcountry day in low-complexity terrain.  From here its a combination of getting out and using your new skills to build your experience and moving on to Level 2 in Avalanche Training.

There is an assessment element to this course which is predominately done through a 'dynamic-assessment' and coaching conversations.​

On successful completion of the course, you will be awarded a certificate of completion.

Minimum of 3 people and maximum 1:6 instructor/learner ratio for the benefit of your learning.

2019/20 dates:

7th - 9th January 2020

18th - 20th January 2020 - GUARANTEED TO RUN.  Only 3 places remaining.  Get in touch if these dates work for you.

Additional dates to be confirmed.

If you have 4 or more people please get in touch for private sessions.

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