NOTHING HAPPENS… most of the time

NOTHING HAPPENS… most of the time

ORTOVOX Free Touring Image Two years ago was a particularly deadly ski season in large parts of Europe and N America . It was one of their worst seasons in 50 years, with numbers of avalanche accidents, injuries and deaths far above the average. From a technical point...
Will my ski travel insurance policy pay out for off piste accidents

Will my ski travel insurance policy pay out for off piste accidents

The worst happens The worst happens, you have an accident off piste and you need a rescue. The nagging question is will the insurer pay out your claim for the rescue and the medical bills. Many insurers mention they have off piste cover. But they are not all the same....
Ortovox UK off piste awareness tour 2022

Ortovox UK off piste awareness tour 2022

A new series of Henry’s Avalanche Talk (HAT) events is coming on tour this Autumn. A particular focus for 2022 will be to show how off-piste skiing and ski touring can be surprisingly safe when ‘the essentials’ are applied. However, it can be surprisingly dangerous if...
AVALANCHE SAFETY IN 15 MINUTES – A VIDEO

AVALANCHE SAFETY IN 15 MINUTES – A VIDEO

A new Henry’s Avalanche Talk (HAT) off-piste and ski touring ‘Essentials’ this Autumn: on tour and on line. Practical accident reduction points you can apply right now – see this video introduction to our ‘Essentials Talk’ 2022 . For...
Ski & Film Pioneer Dan Egan in the UK

Ski & Film Pioneer Dan Egan in the UK

My good friend, screamin’ – extreme skiing – Dan Egan will be in the UK on tour for his new book: 30 Years in a White Haze. Events include Monday October 25th in Manchester and Wednesday October 27th in London. I met Dan in high school in Boston, USA...
WET SNOW AVALANCHES put into perspective

WET SNOW AVALANCHES put into perspective

Very few avalanche deaths or accidents occur in wet snow conditions. “So we don’t need to worry about wet snow avalanches at all?” you may well ask. The answer is “Yes we do”!! The tricky thing seems to be that even though there are more...