HAT Academy Weekend 13th 14th November

£295.00

The HAT Academy is a complete course in off-piste safety, risk management and avalanche awareness. We will cover in depth all the subjects that we address in our training and you will be able to do it in a small group.

You will be able to obtain your ticket from the My Account tab, it will also be emailed to you.

We will provide a refund up to 7 days before the start if you are unable to attend. Also if you are unhappy after the first session then please get in touch for a refund of fees.

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The Essentials

The Essentials helps you answer the critical question “Is it safe out there?” We explain that there is no simple yes or no answer. The right answer is it depends on you. It depends on

  • Where you go and when,
  • How you go down or up and
  • How well prepared you are.

In the HAT Academy you will cover this and go into more depth on each of the questions.

How avalanches are triggered

You will learn the latest thinking and theory on how and why avalanches are triggered. This talk uses graphics and video to show you how avalanches can be triggered by one person weighing just 60Kg. Understanding why this happens will help you reduce your risk of being caught.

The Human Factor

We discuss the latest lessons from recent research on the Human Factor and how it applies to decision making and risk-taking in the backcountry and off-piste skiing. Why it is that people who should know better, still get caught out in avalanches?

Managing a rescue

You will learn in detail what you can and must do in the event the worst happens. This covers equipment, preparation, training and the procedures. We include the theory of avalanche transceiver training. However, you might wish to come to one of our live transceiver training sessions as well

Creating and using a checklist

Checklists are the key to managing the human factor and to minimising mistakes and errors of judgements. They are used in the airline industry and the medical profession to prevent accidents. You will come away with an effective checklist for managing your days out in the off-piste

The HAT Academy is for experienced skiers and those new to off piste

Even the most experienced skiers and boarders will tell you they are still learning and refining their ability to manage risk and make better decisions. The HAT Safety is Freedom approach can be applied whether you are a beginner in the off-piste or have been doing it for many years

HAT Academy will be delivered online using Zoom Webinar. But everyone will be visible and everyone can speak and participate.

The HAT Academy is a complete course in off-piste safety, risk management and avalanche awareness. We will cover in-depth all the subjects that we address in our training and you will be able to do it in a small group. We will cover this in 8 separate workshops. Each one will last between 60 to 90 minutes.

Saturday 13th November

This is the foundation of knowledge and the basis of decision making

Essentials part 1 - an introduction to off piste safety
Essentials part 2 - how to make decisions
Essentials extended - the role of the human factor and an effective rescue
Avalanche Triggering - how and why avalanches are triggered

Sunday 14th November

This is all about applying the knowledge and actually making the right decisions

Where you go in-depth - how you decide which slopes are safe
How you go in-depth - how you manage and conduct a group and choose your routes
Well prepared for a rescue/Transceivers - how to conduct an effective rescue
How to use the checklist - how do you use a checklist to make better decisions

Event Details

Start date: November 13, 2021

End date: November 14, 2021

Start time: 10:00 GMT

End time: 16:00 GMT

Venue: The Feathers Hotel, 25 High St, Ledbury HR8 1DS

Coordinates: 52.03639937901172, -2.4225726114668773

Email: hat@henrysavalanchetalk.com

Come to see The Essentials Talk at La Galise Hotel in Val d’Isere. The talk lasts 90 minutes with a short time for questions.

The Essentials Talk helps you answer the critical question “Is it safe out there?” We explain that there is no simple yes or no answer. The right answer is it depends on you. It depends on

  • Where you go and when,
  • How you go down or up and
  • How well prepared you are.

Meet in the Alex bar (below the Galise) between 1715 and 1745 for a drink. The talk starts at 1745 in the hotel. We will finish at 1915. We will be in the Alex Bar for a conversation afterwards as well.

The hour and a half ‘Essentials’ talk explains how to HAT checklist works and how you can use this to make going off piste just as safe as driving to the resort.
The talk is full of exciting images, videos and stories of accidents, great skiing along with close calls with danger. The HAT checklist is a risk management formula that will help you to see how skiing off-piste can be no more dangerous than the activities that you engage in each day.