HAT avalanche training tour announced

24th September 2018, by Abi Butcher

Avalanche training is an essential skill if you plan to ski off-piste

Avalanche training is an essential skill if you plan to ski off-piste

Henry’s Avalanche Talk has released the dates for this winter’s ORTOVOX Off-Piste Awareness Tour offering talks in cities across the UK as well as outdoor avalanche transceiver training — with tickets starting from just £10pp.

The talks and training are aimed at educating off-piste skiers and snowboarders and are led by leading snow and mountain safety expert Henry Schniewind and endorsed by the French National Association for the Study of Snow and Avalanches (ANENA).

Between October 2018 and February 2019 skiers and snowboarder can attend a talk, which this winter centre around the human aspect of off-piste skiing. With two levels available
— essentials and in-depth — Henry’s Avalanche Talk will focus on its recently developed “Learn-Apply, Learn-Apply, Learn-Apply” mantra.

“The Essentials” talks are aimed at all off-piste skiers and snowboarders, no matter your experience, while “In Depth” talks are aimed at those who have attended an Essential Talk at least once. Henry will run talks in Covent Garden, St Pauls and The Hurlingham club in London, as well as Tamworth, Bristol, Manchester, Kendal and Fort William. His team will deliver further off-piste awareness talks in Chester, Chelmsford and Glasgow as well as transceiver training in Wimbledon, Bristol, Sandbanks and Manchester. Skiers and snowboarders unable to make the talks can also access online training.

Founder of HAT, Henry Schniewind, said: “Once again we are out there spreading the word about staying safe and having fun out on the mountain. For this year, we have introduced a new strand that focuses on the human aspect and how we can prevent getting into dangerous situations by using the knowledge we have and not letting complacency take control.

“We also look at how, with the correct approach, skiing off-piste doesn’t have to be any more dangerous than driving our car on UK roads – some of the safest in the world.”

Talks cost are run in conjunction with ORTOVOX, Ellis Brigham, the Ski Club of Great Britain and Anena. Tickets from £10 per person for a talk, while transceiver training costs from £47.50 per person.

For more details and to secure your place, visit henrysavalanchetalk.com

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