The adventure of the off-piste is what we all dream of but avalanche is our worst nightmare. If you intend to venture away from the controlled pistes and into the mountain arena you owe to it yourself to be trained first. Avalanche Academy now offer safety training in Chamonix, with private courses also available in Verbier, Morzine, Saint Gervais, the Grand Massif, Courmayeur, La Thuile and other venues on request.
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It gives me great pleasure to announce that Avalanche Academy will again be delivering the Arc'teryx Avalanche Awareness lectures in Chamonix this winter. The lectures are FREE, and aim to teach people the main causes of avalanches, how to avoid being caught, and what to do if you are.
Lectures will be held in the Jekyll and Hyde bar in Chamonix, on Monday evenings from 18:30 to 19:30. All lectures will be delivered by IFMGA Mountain Guides living full-time in the Chamonix Valley.
Dates: 14 Dec 15, 21 Dec 15, 4 Jan 16, 11 Jan 16, 18 Jan 16.
Please note that spaces are limited, so you must reserve your places in advance here: http://tinyurl.com/pzhybxy
We look forward to meeting you and to sharing our knowledge with you.
This article has been produced by Pistehors.com. Please take the time to read it, and digest the information provided. Once you've finished, ask yourself if you're being as safe as you could when you're off-piste: It's early February, and yet Europe has already exceeded it's average number of avalanche deaths for the season. The norm is around 50 people killed each winter, but that figure was passed last week - a week that saw more than 10 dead in Switzerland alone.<...
It's early February, and yet Europe has already exceeded it's average number of avalanche deaths for the season. The norm is around 50 people killed each winter, but that figure was passed last week - a week that saw more than 10 dead in Switzerland alone.<...
Autumn is almost half way through, and this is not normally a time of year that most people think about avalanches. However, there have in fact been numerous fatal accidents recently so I thought I would have a look at a few of them, and see if there was an...