Tuesday, 17 September 2013

Avalanche Awareness Training Glencoe Mountain

Avalanche Awareness Training
Glencoe Mountain

28th Dec 2013 04Jan 2014 18th Jan2014

Please come prepared for a day skiing on the slopes. Even if winded off, with our portable beacon training park and equipment we can achieve much of the training aims of the day. A limited number of beacons (avalanche transceivers) are available for testing on the day. Places limited to six. £35per person (not including a lift pass). Please email crankitupgear@aol.co.uk to book. 

Training Objectives
At the end of the training participants should be able to:
ü  Read and interpret the SAIS Avalanche forecast
ü  Understand the basics of avalanches and their causes
ü  Know the pre depart steps required to plan and carry out a safe ski/mountain trip
ü  Identify warning signs of danger during a trip
ü  Make avalanche avoidance the top consideration and avoid “groupthink” and familiarity traps
ü  Carry out a rapid companion rescue if it all goes badly wrong

Meet and greet 09:00 Glencoe Mountain Base Cafe

·         Weather and Avalanche Forecast Interpretation

·          Types of Avalanche

·         Consequence Reduction

·         Pre Depart Equipment Checks

On Snow or Outside Scenarios, including:

·         Hazard Evaluation & Slope Safety Measures

·         Calling Help (MRT, Ski Patrol)

·         Beacon Searching, Effective Digging and Victim Recovery

·         Basic First Aid for the Avalanche victim

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