Skier Triggered avalanche Courchevel 13th December 2020

Skier Triggered avalanche Courchevel 13th December 2020

Thank you to whoever took the video of Le Haut des Suisses in Courchevel. It is very instructive and helps to build awareness… which helps to reduce accidents! Here we see some skiers entering an area that is normally pisted and patrolled, but is not now due to...
Info from the Experts: Issues with Pieps DSP power switch

Info from the Experts: Issues with Pieps DSP power switch

Regarding reports of a problem with Pieps DSP (‘Pro’ and ‘Sport’) avalanche transceivers accidentally turning off. We’ve always said that the best avalanche transceiver is the one you know well and have practised with. The expert advice...
We trust our intuitions even when they are wrong

We trust our intuitions even when they are wrong

It’s snowing in the Northern French Alps. A familiar early season scenario…, but things are different. Ski lifts will not be operating, but resorts will be open and ski touring is allowed. It looks like many ski resorts will be accommodating by doing a bit...
Skier-triggered Avalanche in the Queyras

Skier-triggered Avalanche in the Queyras

This is a sign of things to come throughout the French Alps and surrounding areas…. On the subject of off-piste and ski touring, here at Henry’s Avalanche Talk we never want to frighten people from going out into the backcountry because there’s...
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...
Safety is Freedom Tour

Safety is Freedom Tour

Freedom, fresh air and adventure in the mountains. We will get to experience this again! In the meantime, whilst we are locked down, we can prepare and be ready to make the most of it. HAT will keep producing advice and guidance to help us all. Knowing what...

Get the most out of your time on the mountain!

A short video overview on entertaining upcoming events from HAT. They’re mostly virtual and aimed at helping people to increase their chance of a successful – enjoyable time on the mountain. Here’s a link to the schedule of...
Off-piste snowboarder falls 10 metres into crevasse

Off-piste snowboarder falls 10 metres into crevasse

Recent snowfalls of 10-20 cm above 2500 m have made for some great ski conditions in the last few days in the Northern French Alps. While current avalanche activity has been limited to a few areas mainly above 2500 m, e.g. Mont Blanc (the Vallée Blanche and above...
OFF PISTE AWARENESS TOUR WITH ORTOVOX 2020

OFF PISTE AWARENESS TOUR WITH ORTOVOX 2020

Safety is Freedom, showing you how safety can be a liberating force! Here’s a general overview of the mostly virtual Tour this year: One of the key things that you can get out of the events, is a set of points that can help you to reduce the risks of skiing...