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Are you a winter snowsports professional that delivers avalanche education to groups? This workshop will help you develop your avalanche education. Avalanche avoidance is a complex subject with a large knowledge base and years of experience required to become a competent practitioner. Delivering education to novices requires a very clear, structured and resourced process otherwise they can become overwhelmed with information. Using the Be Avalanche Aware guidelines as a template we will identify personal learning opportunities and some key learning outcomes for each component and phase of the guidelines for your students. We will also look at structuring learning from the planning process, through journeys to key places and how to develop resources that support your learners. We also have a course book that you can use as a reference beyond the course.
We aim to identify a simple structured format from which to deliver key learning outcomes for avalanche course students. This will include a comprehensive syllabus from which you can develop your own courses. We will also look at classroom and on hill resources to support your content delivery.
Good level of personal avalanche knowledge essential, avalanche education experience preferable.
This course will be ideal for experienced qualified Winter Mountain Leaders or trainee/qualified Winter Mountaineering and Climbing Instructors. If you want to develop your expertise in avalanche education, share your experience with other practitioners and get updated on current trends and areas of development then this course is ideal. The intention is to share ideas and solutions for subject areas that students and educators particularly struggle with.
You will usually be in a group of no more than four with one instructor. Meeting your instructor in the 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 Be Avalanche Aware guidelines and avalanche education
• Current trends and development areas in avalanche education and communication
• Structuring education programmes around Be Avalanche Aware
• Packaging key subject areas for simplicity (eg Interpreting the avalanche hazard scale)
• Identifying personal learning goals
• Identifying student key learning outcomes
• Identifying and developing resources
• Structuring a journey to deliver learning outcomes
• On hill learning resources
The programme is fairly flexible taking into account individual needs and aims, weather, etc.
|Date09/02/24||Cost (with accommodation)Call Us – Prices from £60pn||Cost (no accommodation)£100.00||Places|
|Need a different date? Call 01479 861 256 to arrange your own date, or email [email protected]|
Use of kit
Packed lunch and afternoon tea each day
This course is Non-residential.
EQUIPMENT YOU NEED TO BRING WHICH WE DO NOT HAVE IN THE STORES
What will you need to bring? Listed here are the essentials; this is not an exhaustive list.
• Personal clothing
• Winter outdoor wear
• Insulating layers
• Winter climbing / mountaineering trousers
• Hat & gloves, several pairs of.
• Compass – Silva type 4 recommended with a 1:40,000 romer ***
• Waterproof map case.
• Rucksack liner (or sturdy bin liner) / dry bags
• Hydration system (water bottle / flask)
• Box or bag for packed lunch.
• Personal first aid kit
• Survival/Bivi bag
• YOU WILL NEED (Glenmore Lodge can provide if required)
• Waterproof jacket and trousers
• Insulated synthetic jacket with hood
• Winter Boots
• Ice Axe
• 40lt rucksack
• Walking poles
Can't find exactly what you are looking for? We are happy to create it for you. You can hire one of our instructors or guides from as little as £280 a day, including any equipment. If you’re a group, all of our courses are available on a date that suits you or if you would prefer we can tailor a course to your requirements. Simply get in touch to discuss your requirements.