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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

 

https://youtu.be/etvj7r4KU6s

Here are 5 ways we can help you

Free practical advice

Discover the HAT checklist, get our snow reports, read our free articles, watch our You Tube live broadcasts, follow the HAT blog for the latest insight and advice.

Avalanche talks

Attend our talks to learn how to apply the HAT checklist so you can make going off piste no more risky than driving to the resort. This is an introduction to avalanche awareness

Transceiver training

Join one of our sessions so that if the worst happens, 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

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.

Online training

Invest time studying our avalanche talks and transceiver training before you go out to the mountains. Use these as a reminder.

Recent blog posts

In the season and the season warm up we regularly post advice, HAT updates, weather, snow reports and news on our blog

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Safety is Freedom Webinars

Next Event 4th December 2020 @ 1730 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 are launching these webinars to explore the subject of risk management...

Avalanche and Covid-19 Risk, It’s Up to Us

Hans Kluge, WHO Europe director, says that new Covid-19 cases are finally starting to decline as lockdowns curb infections. The statement came from a recent BBC article and is great news. But he also added “However, if mask use reached 95%, lockdowns would not be...

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Henry's Avalanche Talk
Henry's Avalanche Talk31 minutes ago
Looking forward to talking with Dan Egan on Friday, should challenge us all as to how we take risks. Can we push it further? How do we decide?
Henry's Avalanche Talk
Henry's Avalanche Talk33 minutes ago
Following the easing of COVID restrictions today, we have examined tier 2 rules and we can run Transceiver training in Wimbledon and Sandbanks. So we have put 2 new dates on sale.

12th December in Sandbanks
19th December in Wimbledon.

You can get all the information and book on the webpage here. A chance to get this training done whilst we wait for the lifts to open in January

https://henrysavalanchetalk.com/uk-events/transceivertraining/
Henry's Avalanche Talk
Henry's Avalanche Talk2 days ago
Dan Egan Webinar - Safety is Freedom Series with HAT

https://henrysavalanchetalk.com/safety-is-freedom-webinars/

Dan will share with us his framework for managing risk and how he assess and works with his clients to keep the group safe and ensure they have a great time. And that they are able to push up to and beyond their comfort zone. In my conversation with Dan, it is clear he is about discovering the boundaries of safety. We will find out more about this.
Henry's Avalanche Talk
Henry's Avalanche Talk1 week ago
This is a cause we should all support or we may find it difficult to get training and accommodation from friendly British staff. It would very sad for the opportunity for British young people to work in the alps to disappear.

https://actionnetwork.org/petitions/save-our-travel-jobs?source=direct_link&
Henry's Avalanche Talk
Henry's Avalanche Talk1 week ago
Hans Kluge, WHO Europe director, says that new Covid-19 cases are finally starting to decline as lockdowns curb infections.

Kluge’s statement reminded me of the unseen, but high consequence, nature of the risk of both Covid-19 and avalanche danger. Over 90% of avalanche victims trigger the avalanche themselves. Therefore, we can prevent the accident from happening. “We’ve met the enemy, and the enemy is us” says internationally renowned avalanche expert, Bruce Tremper.
- https://mailchi.mp/henrysavalanchetalk/new-hat-programmes-include-webinars-and-podcasts-on-risk-management-4656172
6 days ago
But could be quite hazardous if no or very limited rescue services available. #safetyisfreedom https://t.co/eJopiap4SQ
2 weeks ago
Safety is Freedom defines an attitude and approach to risk management. Now we are launching these webinars to explore the subject of risk management and decision making through the experiences of people in adventure sports, business, finance, healthcare.
https://t.co/bzSNQXJJyZ https://t.co/B555fJNr4X
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2 weeks ago
Every two weeks (or more often) we will speak with someone with experience and insights on managing risk and staying safe so you can have more fun or enjoy more success. Much of this will come from the world of snowsports and mountain adventure. https://t.co/bzSNQXJJyZ

Some more of our blog posts

Safety is Freedom Webinars

Safety is Freedom Webinars

Next Event 4th December 2020 @ 1730 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 are launching these webinars to explore the subject of risk management...

read more
Avalanche and Covid-19 Risk, It’s Up to Us

Avalanche and Covid-19 Risk, It’s Up to Us

Hans Kluge, WHO Europe director, says that new Covid-19 cases are finally starting to decline as lockdowns curb infections. The statement came from a recent BBC article and is great news. But he also added “However, if mask use reached 95%, lockdowns would not be...

read more