Practice, practice, practice. This is the key to success for a quick companion rescue. Accident analyses show that 1/3 of avalanche victims are due to insufficient equipment and incorrect operation. The mentality of “it won’t happen to me” is off the mark and can only be reduced by good training. Better safe, than sorry.
The avalanche safety clinic deals in detail with companion rescue. It is about the right equipment, your rescue, and of course decision-making skills. In addition to the training in companion rescue, we will also give you an insight into organized avalanche rescue. Together with our event partner RECCO, we will show you how the specific locating system, which is already built into many pieces of equipment, works in the field.
# Quick transceiver search and correct probing technique
# Efficient shovel technique
# Careful rescue and protection from the cold
# First aid for avalanche victims
LEVEL: Beginner to advanced, participation with ski/snowboard/telemark
Descent: Safe and controlled skiing on black is required.
GEAR / EQUIPMENT:
# Complete freeride or touring equipment, Emergency equipment (avalanche transceiver, probe, shovel), personal first aid kit, bivi bag.
Lift ticket: You need a day ticket for this clinic (a special offer ticket can be bought on-site directly at the registration)
A detailed list of equipment will be sent after booking.
03.02.23, 09.00 am
04.02.23, 09.00 am
05.02.23, 09.00 am
The meeting point is at 9 am at the Freeride Village. Welcome from your guide. Equipment and safety check. Workshop in a seminar room and/or in the ski resort of St. Anton. You will learn efficient rescue management from professionals in various exercise series including a practical burial scenario with analysis and reflection. Lunch break on the mountain/optionally in a restaurant. Return to the Freeride Village at around 3 pm.
Group size per guide: max. 6 participants
# Guided tour by a certified mountain and ski guide
# Lift ticket
# Travel cancellation insurance (can be directly purchased upon booking, cost 25.- Euro)
# ravel cancellation insurance (can be booked in addition to the course; cost 25,– Euros)