Learn how to plan, make decisions and travel in avalanche terrain. Get an introduction to structured decision making and dealing with the all important social dynamics in winter-sports risk management. We look at the basic technical aspects of snow science and how the snowpack evolves. Learn or perfect partner rescue for the worst case scenario.
Glacier Travel course
Learn how to plan properly for a high mountain ski trips. How to choose the right team, equipment and conditions for the route to be undertaken. We’ll deal with route choice, risk management, white-out navigation and group dynamics in the terrain. Learn the necessary rope skills, partner rescue and self-rescue from a crevasse.
Ski Touring Skills course
Learn about skiing and skinning technique for challenging conditions. Learn efficiency using the rope, ski crampons, boot crampons, ice axe and avalanche safety gear. We look at route planning using available resources for multi-day ski tours, risk management, survival or rescue in case of no helicopter rescue due to bad weather. This course is best followed after an Avalanche course and ideally a Glacier travel course. That way, you will understand the basics of travel in avalanche terrain, using the rope, route planning and navigation.
Ice climbing progression
Learn about ice climbing technique, using the equipment correctly, the dangers that need to be considered and how to get on the sharp end if you’re ready for it.