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Are you looking for more adventure? Better snow?

But you would also like to understand the risks and know how to manage them so you can stay safe and have more fun – with or without a pro?

We have a solution: The HAT Framework distills avalanche safety into a method that can make off-piste and ski touring acceptably safe.

The HAT Safety Pack is a simplified ‘tool’ or guide for applying the key safety points in the Framework that can make entering into avalanche terrain acceptably safe… as safe as every day activities. It’s a great complement and memory aid for everyone of all levels. Even pros will find it useful as a quick training tool to get the group focusing on these points that can make the difference between things being as dangerous as base-jumping… or as acceptably safe as driving a car. For a quick summary of how to use the Framework and ‘Safety Pack’ see this link to the HAT YouTube channel or our Essentials Talk, which takes a more detailed look at each of the points.

The Framework solution comes from years of risk management research in similar “high consequence, low validity-low feedback” risk contexts (aviation, finance, surgery etc.) where clear and unambiguous feedback is most often scarce. As a result, we are dangerously easily misled. Simplified decision making, risk reduction and crisis managment tools are what work as a solution.

In addition, there are lots more cool theoretical and practical things that enhance this Framework focus. We can help you with those too!

Here are 5 ways we can help

Free practical advice

Discover our Accident Reduction Framework, get our snow reports, read our free articles, watch our live broadcasts, and follow the HAT blog for the latest insight and advice.

Avalanche talks

Attend our talks to learn how to apply the Accident Reduction Framework so you can make going off piste no more risky than driving to the resort. You can come to live events or via Zoom webinar

Transceiver training

Join one of our sessions so that if the worst happens, you are well prepared. You will learn how to locate a victim in 5 minutes and dig them out in 15 minutes using the transceiver, shovel and probe.

On snow courses

Come skiing with Henry Experience the off piste and learn how to apply the HAT checklist and risk management on the snow. Discover the amazing off piste terrain in Val d’Isere and Tignes.

Safety is Freedom webinar, Henry's Avalanche Talk


Henry delivers free webinars on topical subjects around managing your risk off piste.

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