Avalanche Awareness for Climbers

Avalanche Awareness for Climbers

Price: £295 pd

Duration: 1 day

Avalanche training for Scottish winter climbers based from Aviemore, Cairngorms, Scotland.


Avalanche Awareness for Climbers  | Price: £295 pd | Duration: 1 day

Avalanche Awareness for Climbers

#Winter Climbing

Our one day Avalanche Awareness training course is aimed specifically at Scottish winter climbers who find themselves in the mountains making decisions about the stability of the snowpack. This is often on the approach to a climb, in a gully or when making your way off the mountain.

Avalanches strike climbers and mountaineers with often tragic consequences. With some basic understanding of snow and the effect of weather on the snowpack, many could be prevented. You will never completely eliminate the risk but with skills in identifying potentially threatening slopes you can help to minimise the risk.

Understanding an avalanche forecast and being able to apply this information to a map is essential. Once on the mountain being able to identify kep places, safe routes and slopes angles are all very important skills.  

We run these days from Aviemore in the Cairngorms National Park, Scotland. Starting with the basics and working through to planning and going on a mountain journey:

  • 'Planning & Preperation'; avalanche & weather forecasts
  • Using the 'Be Aware' information sheet
  • Winter Navigation
  • Weather influences
  • Terrain influences
  • Digging snow pits to analyse the snowpack and its layers
  • Different types of avalanches 
  • Observations on the mountain
  • Making good decisions on the mountain
  • Safe route choice
  • Emergency procedures

The focus of the day is to learn about avalanche avoidance and to have greater understanding of how avalanches are triggerd.

The cost for the course is £295.00 and can have up to six people attending. 


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£295 pd