Live snow update from Henry 10th Dec 2018

Live snow update from Henry 10th Dec 2018

All the new snow we have received in the last few days in the N French Alps (65-75 cm at 2000 m much more or less depending on exposure to wind) is sitting on a very weak layer(s) of snow in many places and on many slope aspects. Here are some thoughts and advice for...
The Ortovox Off-piste Awareness Tour is back

The Ortovox Off-piste Awareness Tour is back

Henry Schniewind will be visiting the UK from 23rd October to 26th November for a series of events that we call The ORTOVOX Off-piste Awareness tour. Henry will be visiting Covent Garden, Tamworth, Bristol, Manchester, St Pauls, Kendal, Fort William and The Hurlingham...
Avalanche risk assessment – post storm 10th Jan 2018

Avalanche risk assessment – post storm 10th Jan 2018

Henry tells about the likely avalanche risk and things to look out for tomorrow and the day after. This includes his observations after skiing today. He discusses why and how the danger rating can drop from a level 5 to a level 3 in just 2 days.  After all the snow,...
The Ortovox Off-piste Awareness Tour is back

The off piste awareness tour

At HAT we used to call our talks “avalanche talks” because they were primarily about avoiding avalanche danger. We now prefer to call them “off piste awareness talks”. We have evolved our training and events to be not just about avalanches, but...
Henry Schniewind on Sky News about Tignes Avalanche

Henry Schniewind on Sky News about Tignes Avalanche

Tignes avalanche March 7th 2017, Carline Piste Henry was interviewed today on Sky News about the Tignes avalanche on the Carline piste.  You can watch the interview here What do we know about this avalanche event?  Well not any more than you can read in the press...