Avalanche transceiver training
For season 2022-23, we will be holding transceiver training sessions in Wimbledon (on the common), Poole (Sandbanks beach), and Manchester (Sale Water Park)
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.
Pricing and tickets
The training session will cost £75 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 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.
Pocket Guide to Accident Reduction
Safety Rescue Card from HAT
Ortovox Safety Academy Book
When you attend the transceiver training you will receive a copy of Henry’s Accident Reduction card plus a Safety Rescue card and the Ortovox Academy Safety booklet.
- The Accident Reduction card provides you with an accident reduction framework, a ‘weapon’, to help you fight human factors’ distractions which are the origin of most accidents.
- The Safety Rescue card reminds you of the most important things to do in the event of an avalanche accident.
- The Ortovox Academy book provides a visual training guide for avalanche safety and rescue
Click on book ticket below to get full details for each event and book your spot.