Events in the UK

The Ortovox Avalanche Awareness UK Tour 2016 includes a series of live multimedia talks about how to have fun and be safe while riding off piste this season. There are two versions of the talk: The Essentials – a must see talk, full of ‘essential’ information for all off-piste skiers, no matter how experienced you are. In depth – Understand exactly how avalanches are triggered (for those who have already seen the Essentials Talk). The Essentials Talk helps you answer the critical question “Is it safe out there?” We explain that there is no simple yes or no answer. The right answer is it depends on you. It depends on Where you go and when, How you go down or up and How well prepared you are. The hour and a half ‘Essentials’ talk is full of exciting images, videos and stories of accidents, great skiing along with close calls with danger. In this talk, Henry will deliver a risk management formula that will help you to see how skiing off-piste can be no more dangerous than the activities that you engage in each day. Watch the first 20 minutes of the talk right now   It is worth watching every year. People often tell us that they get more out of this talk each time they attend or watch it online.

The Ortovox Avalanche Awareness UK Tour 2016 includes a series of live multimedia talks about how to have fun and be safe while riding off piste this season. There are two versions of the talk: The Essentials – a must see talk, full of ‘essential’ information for all off-piste skiers, no matter how experienced you are. In depth – Understand exactly how avalanches are triggered (for those who have already seen the Essentials Talk). The Essentials Talk helps you answer the critical [&...

Henry's Avalanche Talk - The Essentials

Ride Hard ! Ride Safe - The Essentials introduces you to the principles of how to stay safe and find the best snow when you go off piste. Our in-depth talks build on that and go in depth into four subjects. How avalanches are triggered Where you go and when How you go down or up The Human Factor During the UK tour Henry delivers a live In Depth talk and Q&A on how avalanches are triggered and the human factor How avalanches are triggered We discuss the latest thinking and theory on how and why avalanches are triggered. This talk uses graphics and video to show you how avalanches can be triggered by one person weighing just 60Kg. Understanding why this happens will help you reduce your risk of being caught. The Human Factor Henry discusses the latest lessons from recent research on the Human Factor and how it applies to decision making and risk taking in the backcountry and off-piste skiing. Why it is that people who should know better, still get caught out in avalanches?

Ride Hard ! Ride Safe – The Essentials introduces you to the principles of how to stay safe and find the best snow when you go off piste. Our in-depth talks build on that and go in depth into four subjects. How avalanches are triggered Where you go and when How you go down or up The Human Factor During the UK tour Henry delivers a live In Depth talk and Q&A on how avalanches are triggered and the human factor How avalanc...

Avalanche, Fornet Val d'Isere

We would argue that it is a bit impolite to ski off-piste with friends, carry all the safety equipment, but have no training in how to use it. If you are wearing a transceiver, then that is a good start. If you are caught, your friends will be able to find you which is great. But you should be able to return the favour if they suffer an accident.     In this session, you will learn how to be well prepared and use your avalanche safety equipment. This concentrates on the role of the avalanche transceiver plus the shovel and probe. By the end of the training you will be able to recover a victim in around 5 minutes.  You will also understand about the best way to use a probe and to dig the victim out. Each event runs from 11.00 to 14.00 We provide you with a comprehensive introduction into how to use an avalanche transceiver to recover a buried victim. By the end of the session you should be recovering buried transceivers within our target time of 5 minutes. If you go out off-piste in a group and you have not had this training (or equivalent), you are increasing the risks for your friends that they may not be recovered within the 15 minute period in which the buried victim remains alive and breathing.     16th October and 11th November   22nd October   6th November   19th November  Many dates in November, December, January

We would argue that it is a bit impolite to ski off-piste with friends, carry all the safety equipment, but have no training in how to use it. If you are wearing a transceiver, then that is a good start. If you are caught, your friends will be able to find you which is great. But you should be able to return the favour if they suffer an accident.     In this session, you will learn how to be well prepared and use [&hell...

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