In depth Talk 1 – Triggering


This in-depth talk builds on the Essentials talk and goes in depth into 

  • How avalanches are triggered
  • The Human Factor

How avalanches are triggered

We discuss 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?

Henry described the in depth talk

“Here we look at how, why and where avalanches are triggered and how you can use that understanding to help manage risk. But it’s the reinforcement of applying these strategies and how to deal with the impulsive action ‘traps’, i.e. not applying our experience and knowledge that then leads to accidents, that we explore in both talks”.

Pricing and tickets

The live event talks will cost £17.50 per person with reductions for buying 2 or more tickets.

Choose your dates below and click on book tickets to purchase your tickets. 

There will also be one in depth talk delivered on Zoom webinar. This will cost £12.50 and is delivered in two parts on consecutive evenings.


The live talks are delivered in Ellis Brigham Stores

Covent Garden      10th November 2021    2000
Castleford               16th November 2021    1930
Manchester            18th November 2021    1830
Glasgow                  25th November 2021.   1930

Zoom webinar version is delivered in two parts.

Part 1   Tuesday, 14th December 2021         1800 – 1900
Part 2   Wednesday, 15th December 2021   1800 – 1900

In depth Talk 1 (Covent Garden) 10th November 2021

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In depth Talk 1 (Manchester) 18th November 2021

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