Henry’s Avalanche Talk works closely with a team of HAT partners to deliver the talks across the UK and off-piste courses in Val d’Isere and Tignes
ORTOVOX are our lead partner. Since the company was founded in 1980 in Germany, Ortovox has stood for the highest possible protection during alpine activities. As pioneers in the avalanche safety field, they have played a key role in the development of emergency equipment for the mountains. Innovations such as the double-frequency avalanche transceiver and Smart Antenna Technology continue to be valuable contributions to making mountain sports a little bit safer and to saving lives.
Ellis Brigham Mountain Sports is the UK’s leading independent outdoor sports retailer. From humble beginnings as a bootseller in Manchester in 1933, Ellis Brigham has grown to over 20 stores at the cutting edge of mountain and snowsports retailing. Ellis Brigham sponsor a team of athletes in free-skiing, and other mountain sports and is committed to reducing the company’s environmental impact to safeguard the mountain playgrounds.
The Ski Club of Great Britain is Britain’s largest snowsports club with over 29000 members. It exists to provide members with a number of benefits including skiing with other members and a volunteer ski club leader, access to holidays through Ski Club Freshtracks Holidays, advice and information on everything to do with snowsports, as well as a comprehensive list of discounts.
Val d’Isere is one of the world’s premier ski resorts, and Henry’s home. Together with Tignes, Val d’Isere makes up the Espace Killy ski area,with 154 runs offering 300km of pistes and almost limitless off-piste to explore. Val d’Isere’s location close to the Italian border means that it often benefits from snow coming up from the Italian side, as well as the westerly depressions that bring snow to the rest of the French Alps.
ANENA is the French National Association for Snow and Avalanche Study. Its mission is to improve knowledge of the snow and avalanches, focusing on mountain professionals and other who work in the mountain environment. They aim to prevent accidents through the dissemination of information, public education and vocational training both for the general public and professionals. ANENA are experts in the control of avalanches using explosives, and
data-avalanche.org is bringing together a comprehensive database of avalanches and statistics to enable researchers to better track and understand avalanche events. The database has photos and maps of each incident, together with details of altitude, aspect and temperature and includes explosion triggered as well as natural avalanches.