Being able to make good judgement calls on the hill in winter comes from experience and knowledge of what has been happening on the mountain, how to interpret your surrounding on the day and how to apply that knowledge to good decision making. Let us show you the skills on how to interpret the snow with different techniques on our avalanche course.
Any technical equipment, crampons, ice axe and helmet is included in price
Understanding contributing factors to avalanches, how we plan, prepare and execute our findings
How to check, interpret and understand the snow profiles
Avalanche awareness/avoidance and its implications for safe route choice
Route planning, navigating through complex avalanche terrain
Techniques for safe travel in suspected avalanche terrain
✓ Highly experienced & qualified guide
✓ On-course transport
✓ Mountaineering axe
✓ Group shelter
✓ First Aid kit
✓ Photos from your course
✓ Overview of the course content
What's not included?
✗ Course Insurance
✗ Winter Boots (we can arrange rental)
What do I need to bring?
Quality waterproofs i.e. Gore-tex or similar
B2-B3 style boots
Hat, waterproof gloves plus spares x 2 minimum
Winter walking socks
We advise wearing 2-3 thinner layers rather than one thick layer so you can adjust your temperature during the activity
'Belay' type jacket
Wicking base layers, top & bottoms
Goggles, double clear lens recommended
Head torch, plus spare batteries
Balaclava and neck gaiter
Lunch & warm drink
What else can we provide?
Reservation for boot hire
Pick up & drop-offs