An exceptional avalanche situation…

An exceptional avalanche situation…

… 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...
Companion Avalanche Rescue Training

Companion Avalanche Rescue Training

Are you able to locate and dig out your friend or family member from an avalanche in 15 minutes?Experts say that most avalanche victims are alive when the avalanche stops… and that their best chances of surviving are if they are dug out in 15 minutes or less. If...
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...
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...