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. If you have any questions or queries 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:
The first morning will be a refresh/update of AA1. Additional to AA1 we will look at in detail;
- Application of conditions, terrain and human factors experience to the Be Avalanche Aware process,
- SAIS website advanced practitioner information and how to use it.
- Route planning, preparation and navigation for complex avalanche terrain.
- Safe travel techniques in complex terrain.
- Snowpack observation & analysis.
- Understanding & interpreting the Scottish snowpack.
- Multiple burial rescue.
This course is ideal for those who are an advanced or expert winter hill walker, mountaineer, climber, off piste skier / boarder, ski mountaineer / tourer wanting to adopt current good practise. This course is also excellent CPD for trainees or holders of the Mountain Instructor certificate. The course will be classroom & hill based. The programme is fairly flexible taking into account individual needs and aims, weather, etc.