Our programme incorporates the latest education and information by a number of collaborative agencies including Sportscotland’s Avalanche Information Service and the Snow and Avalanche Foundation of Scotland to produce the ‘Be Avalanche Aware Guidelines’ leaflet funded by sportscotland.
Our Avalanche Awareness courses are set to a minimum of 2 days contact time. We feel that 2 days are necessary to get the appropriate level of education and information across to students. If you have any questions or queries about the courses then please don’t hesitate to contact Glenmore Lodge. Please note that this course is intended for those travelling in the mountains on foot as opposed to skis.
This is a 2 day training course. You will usually be in a group of no more than six with one instructor. Meeting your instructor on the first morning provides an opportunity to discuss everyone’s experience and aspirations enabling the instructor to plan the programme based around these. The main topics to be covered are:
- Introduction to the Be Avalanche Aware Guidelines
- Interpret and gain understanding of the Scottish Avalanche Information Service (SAIS) avalanche forecast bulletin.
- Interpret and gain understanding of British mountain weather forecasts.
- Learn how to include Human Factors in decision making.
- How the above information translates into planning your journey on the hill.
- Introduction and use of avalanche equipment.
- Companion rescue.
This course is ideal for those who are novice to winter hill walking, mountaineering, and climbing, or for those wanting to get current good practice. This course is also excellent CPD for trainees or holders of the Winter Mountain Leader Award. The course will be classroom & hill based. The programme is fairly flexible taking into account individual needs and aims, weather, etc.