HAT with ORTOVOX at Kendal Mountain Festival 2018
Henry with ORTOVOX at this weekend’s Kendal Mountain...

Henry will be speaking and on the ORTOVOX stand at this weekend’s Kendal Mountain Festival. Henry will be taking some of his well-known ‘Avalanche Talks’ concepts along with the ORTOVOX ‘Safety Academy’ concepts and presenting them to a large audience at the Kendal Mountain Festival that has now become a ‘must visit’ for all mountain and ski enthusiasts from the UK and beyond. Henry says: “I’m honoured to be asked to speak at such a major event and along... Read More


The off piste awareness tour from Henry's Avalanche Talk
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 club in Fulham. In addition, the HAT team will deliver off-piste awareness talks in Chester, Chelmsford and Glasgow and transceiver training in Wimbledon, Bristol, Sandbanks and Manchester. Click on this link ... Read More


HAT Avalanche talk with ‘SHRED SAFE’ at Arctic Juice & Cafe
HAT Avalanche Talk with Shred Safe @ Arctic Juice & C...

Free Off Piste Awareness Talk this Monday (18 Dec) in Val d’Isère!   HAT is teaming up with Shred Safe to do an Avalanche Talk in Arctic Juice & Cafe, Val d’Isère.  3 pm, Monday 18 December at Arctic Juice & Cafe (on the Snowfront by the Val Village liftpass office, opposite Mattis Intersport).   Our goal is to educate people about the world of off-piste riding in order to maximise fun while minimising risk. As Shred Safe co-founder, Kene... Read More


Kendal Mountain Festival
Henry at ORTOVOX Snowsports Session, Kendal Mountain Festi...

Henry will be presenting at the ‘ORTOVOX Snowsports Session’, at the Kendal Mountain Festival Saturday evening November 18th. He will be sharing his passion for off-piste through snippets from his Ride Hard, Ride Safe ‘Avalanche Talk’ and the ORTOVOX Safety Academy with a large audience at the festival. photo JC SOUILLAC The ORTOVOX Snowsports Session takes place at the festival on Saturday November 18, 2017 starting at 8pm in Kendal Town Hall. It will b... Read More


ORTOVOX ASCENT AVABAG backpack
Ultra-light ORTOVOX ASCENT backpack. Great for ski touring

Ultra-light! The ORTOVOX ASCENT backpack was originally designed for ski mountaineering. Here at HAT we reckon it’s a great option for ski touring and riding off-piste. We’re particularly impressed by how comfortable and light it is. Weight is always a prime concern when out ski touring or going off-piste. The ORTOVOX ASCENT backpack is made of tough abrasion-free material but has a ‘no-gimmicks’ design to keep its weight down. The 3D foam back-... Read More


Ortovox avalanche awareness tour
Ortovox Avalanche Awareness Tour 2016

Skiing off piste can be no more risky than driving your car on the road (and is a lot more fun) … if you get the right training Henry Schniewind and the HAT team are back in the UK this Autumn to deliver the Ortovox Avalanche Awareness Tour at venues across the UK from Fort William to Sandbanks and many cities in between including London, Glasgow, Manchester, Cardiff and Bristol. The events kick off on 16th October and run through to 30th […]... Read More


Ortovox ABS bag
Avalanche airbags on Airplanes

Taking your avalanche airbag system onto an airline is becoming a lot less problematic than it used to be. However, it’s still not entirely hassle-free. We do still sometimes come across people who’ve had difficulties getting these things through the airport check-in, or have had their gas canisters confiscated or discharged. Here are some tips, which may help if you’re intending to fly with an avalanche airbag system. E-mail your airline carrier at least 2 weeks be... Read More