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AVALANCHE RESCUE FUNDAMENTALS

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.

AVALANCHE RESCUE FUNDAMENTALS
(1 DAY)  €99

If you're wondering which course, if nothing else, this is the one.  Learn and practice the skills to effect a rescue in an avalanche.  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.

An excellent one day course or refresher the basic principles of how avalanches occur and what to do if you or a friend is caught in one.

This is a full-day course with approx 2hrs in the classroom and 5hrs in the field implementing what you learn. The emphasis is on coaching you with a maximum of 8 participants in any group.

 

We will cover:

  • What gear

  • Risk ManagementRescue procedures & techniques

    • Transceiver, probing and shovelling (TPS).

    • How transceivers work and their limitations.

    • One and two person burial rescue techniques.

    • Calling for help and what information the rescue team will need.

    • Common problems and mistakes.

  • Lots of practice using TPS - Simulated one and two-person burials with a single searcher.

This 1-day course provides tools and techniques to venture off-piste in controlled areas through making better-informed decisions.  It is an excellent precursor to the Level 1 Avalanche Training course which prepares the delegates for independent travel outside of the ski area.

 

We require a minimum of 2 participants to run this course.

Course Dates  2019/2020:

Sunday 22nd December

Sunday 29th December

Sunday 5th January 2020

Thursday 16th January 2020 FULL

Sunday 26th January 2020 (Subsidised places available for CHX valley locals.  Get in touch for details)

February and March dates coming soon

Keep an eye out for more mid-week courses coming soon...

 

Please get in touch for availability.

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