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This workshop will look at information gathering and interpreting both the weather and SAIS reports. How that links to planning our route choice and identifying potential hazards including heuristic traps, and then what options and strategies we have for mitigating them. On the hill, we will continue to observe and evaluate conditions and amend our plans as we go. This workshop will also link in the the early evening lecture on the Saturday.
This course will develop your knowledge base and skill set using the Be Avalanche Aware guidelines. We will explain how weather influences snow pack changes and avalanche hazard, how this knowledge increases observation skills, and in turn decision making. In addition, we will use journeys on the hill to develop human factor awareness, mitigation strategies, and terrain choice tactics.
Winter walking essential. You should already be comfortable with use of crampons and ice axe
This course is ideal for those who are new to winter hill walking and want to gain more than a basic introduction to avalanche awareness. The course will be classroom & hill based with the intention to provide enough information and practical experience to give you confidence on your independent hill walks.
This course will also help you become an independent learner with information on how to stay current with advances in avalanche avoidance and education, The programme will take into account individual needs and aims, weather, etc.
The main topics to be covered are:
The Be Avalanche Aware guidelines and the Scottish avalanche context
Mountain weather and its influence on the snowpack
Avalanche hazard, snow stability and spatial variation
Avalanche terrain and choices for hillwalking
Scottish Avalanche Information Service; understanding and using the detail
Planning hill walks that avoid avalanche hazard
Observation skills on hillwalks
Decision making, human factors, mitigation strategiesINs
|Date20/01/24||Cost (with accommodation)Call Us – Prices from £60pn||Cost (no accommodation)£90.00||PlacesFULL||Contact Us|
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Use of kit
Packed lunch and afternoon tea each day
Accommodation in an en-suite bedroom
Breakfast on each course day
Dinner on each course day (except on the final day, and on one day or back to back courses)
Use of the facilities at Glenmore Lodge
Linen is provided along with a towel, you may wish to bring an extra towel if using the facilities
YOU WILL NEED (Glenmore Lodge can provide if required)
EQUIPMENT YOU NEED TO BRING WHICH WE DO NOT HAVE IN STORES
Listed here are the essentials, this is not an exhaustive list
Glenmore Lodge will provide any technical equipment required on a skills course e.g. climbing ropes and racks.
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.