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Do you ski off piste?
Would you like to understand the risks and know how to manage them so you can stay safe and have more fun?
We have discovered that if you enter avalanche terrain and do not apply good risk management then it is as risky as base jumping. However if you do apply good risk management, then it is no riskier than driving to the resort.
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My heart is heavy with all the avalanche accidents and deaths over the last few days I’m thinking of the victims, their families and friends. I’m also painfully aware of close calls that I’ve had Here are some thoughts about accident prevention
WEBINAR TONIGHT 1730.
Tonight's webinar is now oversubscribed. There are 100 spaces allowed by Zoom. However, we are still accepting registrations. The first 100 to join will be allowed in. You can also watch it as a live broadcast on our FB page.
Some more of our blog posts
More snow on the way for the "opening" of the ski areas, but not the ski-lifts. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7ToRfZlOWkM The avalanche danger rating has decreased from a 4 last Sunday to a 2 below 2300 m and a 3 at altitudes higher than this. The lower rating of 2...
Next Event 21st December 2020 @ 1700 GMT Safety is Freedom defines an attitude and an approach to risk management. We have talked about this at Henry's Avalanche Talk ever since we started. Now we produce webinars to explore the subject of risk management and decision...
https://youtu.be/muUiJHRbBXY 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...
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 that we've seen and heard...
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 almost always a way...