Wet Snow Avalanches

Wet Snow Avalanches

Is climate change making off-piste skiing more dangerous? This question comes up in every talk and in most conversations that I have about the topic of avalanche accident reduction. So it will be a primary topic of my next Webinar in this autumn’s series, We...
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...
Wet Snow Avalanches

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...
I trusted my intuition even when it was wrong

I trusted my intuition even when it was wrong

On this evening’s webinar event, “Recent avalanche accidents, Are the victims unlucky? Or were the accidents predictable?” My heart is heavy with all the avalanche accidents and deaths over the last few days in the Northern French Alps and in parts...
Massive Avalanche Results from Avalanche Control in the Alps

Massive Avalanche Results from Avalanche Control in the Alps

Following and complementing our post this past Friday, “An exceptional avalanche situation, … in the Northern French Alps and surrounding areas – worth noting, following and learning from. ” The following video in Tignes, France, is of a...
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...