HAT is now running beeper training events in UK during the ski season
We would argue that it is a bit impolite to ski off-piste with friends, carry all the safety equipment, but have no training in how to use it.
If you are wearing a transceiver, then that is a good start. If you are caught, your friends will be able to find you which is great. But you should be able to return the favour if they suffer an accident.
In this session, you will learn how to be well prepared and use your avalanche safety equipment. This concentrates on the role of the avalanche transceiver plus the shovel and probe. At the end of this session you should be able to recover a victim in around 5 minutes. You will also understand about the best way to use a probe and to dig the victim out.
You can see some photos from these events click here
PREMIUM HAT club members can learn a lot about this by studying our advanced module before the training. This will help you to get more from the live version.
Each event runs from 11.00 to 13.30 (apart from 23rd whihc is 1300 to 1600
We provide you with a comprehensive introduction into how to use an avalanche transceiver to recover a buried victim. By the end of the session you should be recovering buried transceivers within our target time of 5 minutes. If you go out off-piste in a group and you have not had this training (or equivalent), you are increasing the risks for for your friends that they may not be recovered within the 15 minute period in which the buried victim remains alive and breathing.
There is a public car park with free parking by the windmill. On a sunny Sunday it can get quite busy so allow a bit of time to find a parking space. There are toilets and a cafe at the car park (but the service in the cafe is very slow).
The 93 bus goes from Putney Bridge, Putney Station and from Wimbledon station and stops close to the Wimbledon windmill