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...
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 Snow and Weather: 9 – 15 March

Off Piste Snow and Weather: 9 – 15 March

Much milder for the next few days. Maybe more snow showers from Sunday. Off-piste snow report for 9 – 15 March for Savoie & Northern French Alps This week it’s just kept on and on snowing. There is now a thick layer of recent snow (100 cm +) all over...
Lessons from the Tignes avalanche accident

Lessons from the Tignes avalanche accident

We don’t have a full picture from the investigation as yet. But it is possible to identify some lessons that we can learn based on what we do know about the Tignes avalanche accident. This post makes no comment about the decisions and actions of the victims as...
Expert’s thoughts following Tignes avalanche

Expert’s thoughts following Tignes avalanche

Following this week’s tragic Tignes avalanche, interesting words from expert Dominique Létang. In French. Dominique Létang, HAT Partner, is Director of L’Anena (French Association for the Study of Snow and Avalanches). Speaking on France Bleu Pays de...