Avalanche transceiver training
For season 20/21, we will be holding transceiver training sessions in Wimbledon (on the common), Poole (Sandbanks beach), and Manchester (Sale Water Park).
We are not able to run these events during lockdown. But once it is clear that lockdown will ned then we will publish more dates in Wimbledon Sandbanks and Manchester. We are taking bookings for dates after December 2nd and be assured we will fully refund if the event cannot go ahead due to COVID restrictions.
Any dates showing below are planned to go ahead.
We would argue that it is a bit impolite to ski off-piste with friends, carry all the safety equipment, but have no training in how to use it.
If you are wearing a transceiver, then that is a good start. If you are caught, your friends will be able to find you which is great. But you should be able to return the favour if they suffer an accident.
In our training sessions, you will learn how to be well prepared and use your avalanche safety equipment. This concentrates on the role of the avalanche transceiver plus the shovel and probe.
By the end of the training you will feel able to recover a victim in around 5 minutes. You will also understand about the best way to use a probe and to dig the victim out.
Each event runs from 11.30 to 14.30
We provide you with a comprehensive introduction into how to use an
avalanche transceiver to recover a buried victim. By the end of the session you should be recovering buried transceivers within our target time of 5 minutes.
If you go out off-piste in a group and you have not had this training (or equivalent), you are increasing the risks for your friends that they may not be recovered within the 15 minute period in which the buried victim remains alive and breathing.
We are not able to run these events during lockdown. But once that is ended, we have studied the government advice, we have done our risk assessment and will be following the official procedures for outdoor training events. This is education and training and not a social gathering. We will be using the HAT approach to risk management.
So is it safe? It depends on you?
Where you go? – Keep social distancing and stay at least 1m apart at all times
How you go? – We will work in two separate groups of 5 or 6 maximum
Be well prepared – All the equipment will be sanitised. We will ask you to wear gloves. Bring hand sanitising gel.
Pricing and tickets
The training session will cost £65 per person
Use code hattransceiver to get 10% off if buying two or more tickets
You cancel any time up to 7 days before the event for a full refund. We will also refund you at any time if the event cannot proceed due to COVID regulations
We can lend you a transceiver for the session if you do not have one. However, if you do have a transceiver, shovel and probe, you should bring them to the session, it is best to practise with your own equipment
Wimbledon Common, SW London.
Sandbanks Beach , Poole, Dorset
Sale Water Park, Manchester.
Click on book ticket below to get full details for each event and book your spot.