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Do you ski off piste?
Would you like to understand the risks and know how to manage them so you can stay safe and have more fun?
We have discovered that if you enter avalanche terrain and do not apply good risk management then it is as risky as base jumping. However if you do apply good risk management, then it is no riskier than driving to the resort.
Watch Henry in this video where he explains the HAT approach to managing the risk and how we can help you to have more fun and stay safe at the same time. As we say.
Safety is Freedom
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Experience the off piste and learn how to apply the HAT checklist and risk management on the snow. Spend time with Henry discovering the amazing off piste terrain in Val d’Isere and Tignes.
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Constat actuel en versants ombragés ou au soleil rasant : belle épaisseur de faces planes et/ou givre de surface.
La situation risque d'évoluer très défavorablement dans les jours qui viennent dans toutes ces orientations (Nord-Ouest à Est), dans les pentes peu ou pas tracées.
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Following and complementing our post this past Friday, "An exceptional avalanche situation, ... in the Northern French Alps and surrounding areas - worth noting, following and learning from. " The following video in Tignes, France, is of a massive avalanche set off...
... in the Northern French Alps and surrounding areas - worth noting, following and learning from. "But", you may say, "Every year there's a weak layer - it's always there". Yes, but every year 'the weak layer' is different. Plus, weak layers can evolve with new ones...
Are you able to locate and dig out your friend or family member in 15 mins?
More snow on the way for the "opening" of the ski areas, but not the ski-lifts. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7ToRfZlOWkM The avalanche danger rating has decreased from a 4 last Sunday to a 2 below 2300 m and a 3 at altitudes higher than this. The lower rating of 2...
Next Event 21st December 2020 @ 1700 GMT Safety is Freedom defines an attitude and an approach to risk management. We have talked about this at Henry's Avalanche Talk ever since we started. Now we produce webinars to explore the subject of risk management and decision...