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, 11th November, 2nd January   22nd October   6th November 8th January 2017, 12 February 2017  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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Saturday 11th November 2017    Venue TBC in Central London   10.30 - 16.30 Henry's Avalanche Talk are launching a new style of pre-season event for skiers.  The Skiers Summit is aimed at skiers who want to move up to the next level. If you are looking for the next breakthrough in your skiing, then you should come to this event. You will get education, inspiration and have fun all day. Sign up here to be notified about early booking discounted tickets (and get 50% off our online talk right now) The format of the day will include inspirational keynote addresses interspersed with interactive breakout sessions in which you can learn about specific subjects and get answers to your questions.  There will be exhibitors (screened by HAT) offering opportunities to take your skiing further. Sign up here for updates Speakers Confirmed Mark Jones Mark Jones on getting your technique to the next level.  Mark is at the pinnacle of ski instruction. He trains, assesses and examines Ski instructors through all levels of Instructor qualification. This uniquely places him at the cutting edge of what is happening in Ski Coaching globally. He is a BASI Trainer and member of the British Demonstration ski Team and represented the UK at the International Ski Instructors Congress. Off the slopes, Mark is the technical editor of Ski and Board Magazine and is responsible for writing the technical articles on how to improve your skiing and also reviewing the equipment for the forthcoming season. There are few people that know more than Mark about ski technique and equipment. He is on hand to provide advice throughout the course on equipment and set up. Henry Schniewind Henry Schniewind on becoming confident to explore the off piste.  Henry is an internationally renowned snow and avalanche expert who studied avalanche forecasting as part of a Geology degree in the United States and then moved to the French Alps where he works as an off-piste ski guide and director of Henry’s Avalanche Talk. He has given over 750 talks and courses in the last 20 years including presenting at international snow science conferences. He has published many papers and articles, often in the British press. Henry delivers a risk management formula that will help you to see how riding off piste can be no more dangerous than the activities that you engage in every day. Henry Schniewind and HAT are endorsed by ANENA (The French National Association for Snow and Avalanche Study). Henry Schniewind is also a certified Professional Member of the American Avalanche Association and has many ties with other snow and avalanche organisations worldwide. Squash Falconer Squash will tell us about the rewards of being adventurous "I believe I was born on a lucky and brilliant day because I’m a naturally happy and very positive person, however, on that day I also believe someone said, let’s have a laugh and remove the part of the brain that says, “you mustn’t do that, it’s impossible " Squash has paraglided off the top of Mont Blanc, climbed Everest and in 2016 made the first official ascent of Khang Karpou 6646m Recently she discovered the absolute delights of back country ski touring and she can tell us just how that stacks up with her other adventures.   Speakers you can expect A world class ski athlete on the how to push yourself to the next level and why you should seek the breakthrough.  The mental stamina, determination and rewards An expert on ski fitness and getting yourself ready so your body and energy do not get in the way of what you want to do The best panel of experts on the equipment you need to consider, when and where to obtain it. This includes skis, boots, bindings, clothing, safety gear, packs. Some keen enthusiastic skiers who have made breakthroughs, how they did it and the rewards they get. Writers and journalists on the resorts and holidays that skiers choose to move up a gear What can you expect to get from the event Inspiration and excitement for the upcoming ski season. We aim to ensure you fall back in love with skiing and you discover what you can do to ensure you are still skiing in your 70's and 80's.  There is no need to stop. Some specific techniques and tips you can deploy Meet some like minded people to enjoy skiing with Identify and meet the best people to help you progress Be confident to explore the off-piste Save money by choosing the right gear, the right holidays and get some attractive discounts Meet and talk with some skiing superstars The event is small and exclusive.  There is space for just 250 delegates and each breakout session will be 50 to 75 people. Sign up here to get updates You will also be the first to get discounted tickets and get 50% the online version of the avalanche talk Ride Hard! Ride Safe - The Essentials #mc_embed_signup{background:#fff; clear:left; font:14px Helvetica,Arial,sans-serif; width:400px;} /* Add your own MailChimp form style overrides in your site stylesheet or in this style block. We recommend moving this block and the preceding CSS link to the HEAD of your HTML file. */ Email Address First Name Last Name (function($) {window.fnames = new Array(); window.ftypes = new Array();fnames[0]='EMAIL';ftypes[0]='email';fnames[1]='FNAME';ftypes[1]='text';fnames[2]='LNAME';ftypes[2]='text';}(jQuery));var $mcj = jQuery.noConflict(true); require(["mojo/signup-forms/Loader"], function(L) { L.start({"baseUrl":"mc.us7.list-manage.com","uuid":"e262db9dfa8d328ffcc7e380f","lid":"591009838e"}) })

Saturday 11th November 2017    Venue TBC in Central London   10.30 – 16.30 Henry’s Avalanche Talk are launching a new style of pre-season event for skiers.  The Skiers Summit is aimed at skiers who want to move up to the next level. If you are looking for the next breakthrough in your skiing, then you should come to this event. You will get education, inspiration and have fun all day. Sign up here to be notified about early booking discounted tickets (and [&h...

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