Sunday, 22 February 2015

Avalanche Transceiver Training

Avalanche Transceiver Training and Companion Recovery Training

Cost is £25.  Group Size is maximum of 8. Best if you have your own kit as that is what you need to practise with. Training contact time is 2.5 hours. Loan kit from Ortovox and ARVA is available on request.

We use Glencoe's excellent beacon training park and do search and recovery scenarios on ski, so at times it’s fairly mobile training. The thrust of the training is in the context of avalanche avoidance with these search and recovery tools being required when decisions and planning have gone awry.

Meet at 11am at the Beacon park next to the lowest “T” Bar below the plateaux Café

·                     Avalanche Forecast 101: 
Interpretation of the avalanche risk

The context. When you make a poor decision! >

·                     Beacon Searching 101: 
Phases of a search, search patterns, signal spikes, antenna orientation and smart antenna technology, Searching strategies, mark/flag pitfalls and problems

·                     Probing 101: 
Probing during pinpoint and deep burials

·                     Digging 101: 
Strategic shoveling and conveyor shoveling

·                     Victim recovery: 
Basic first aid for the victim

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