For the backcountry rider, winter walker or climber who gets avalanched, statistics prove that it’s their companions who are their best bet for a successful rescue. Get acquainted with the avalanche transceiver and the methods needed to recover a buried victim quickly and effectively.
(Hire not included)
Getting into winter mountain travel is exciting, but can be a little daunting. Learn how to interpret winter weather and avalanche forecasts and then plan and execute safer journeys. Whether you’re a walker, climber, skier or boarder, this one day course, set in the context of a short mountain journey, will give you the basics of snowpack assessment, route planning and decision making in avalanche terrain.
Topics covered include:
Snowpack and terrain
Interpreting weather forecasts
Interpreting the Scottish Avalanche Information Service forecast
Decision making in avalanche terrain
Basic snowpack stability tests
This course will be delivered on foot unless specified otherwise.