The aim of this course is to provide students with the tools and knowledge to move safely in an avalanche terrain. You will learn to recognize it on time and how to avoid it, how to interpret BPA notifications and weather reports, understand the relationship between the stratification and the danger of avalanches and learn basic self-rescue techniques and risk reduction. All teachers are mountain professionals, who have the training and expertise in snow science and avalanches (ACNA accredited trainer).
Requirements: It is recommended to have attended any lecture or reading a publication on the subject, and be able to move through the snow with a certain speed (outputs of between 200 and 500 m of altitude).
Format: 18 hours. Fri, 3h afternoon; Sat, 6 h + 3h late morning; Dom, 6H morning
- Land of avalanches and terrain traps.
- Plotting secures. Stratification snow routes.
- Current conditions Snow and effects of weather (forecasts).
- Technical preparation of an exit and risk reduction.
- The human factor in accidents by avalanches.
- Basic Rescue (includes transceiver, shovel, probe and organization).
- Backpack 35l
- Transceiver, shovel and probe
- Mountaineering boots and snowshoes or mountain skis, boots, poles, skins and blades
- Crampons with antiboots (automatic or semiautomatic adapted to boots)
- Ice axe
- Waterproof trousers & jacket
- Fleece jacket.
- thermal shirt and socks.
- Down/ fibber Jacket
- 2 pairs of gloves
- Cap and Buff
- Sunglasses and blizzard
- Cream for the face and lips
- Water and food
- Thermos of tea, coffee or chocolate milk
- Professional AEGM Mountain Guide (info)
- Accredited member of the Association for the Knowledge of the Snow and Avalanche Professor (ACNA)
- Logistics reserves in shelters or shelters in the valley if needed
- RC and accident insurance in the mountains for days of activity
- Group material for the course (first aid kit, radio, maps, etc....)
- Transportation to the course location and during the same
- Material and personal equipment
- Everything that is not detailed in the previous point.