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Skiing and Glacier Travel Course

January 30 - January 31

Skiing and Glacier Travel; crevasse avoidance and what to do if someone falls in.

This is the third of three 2-day skills courses linked to the Argentière meet. You can pick any or all from: Skiing and Snow Safety,

Glacial terrain is much like avalanche terrain in that it’s all fine until it isn’t. And then it can really get quite bad. So, like avalanche risk management, we will examine 2 strands: what to do to minimise the risk of bad things happening in the first place by avoiding slots, bare ice, moraines and so on. This will involve route planning, observation in the field and tactical navigation. Then, if it all gets out of hand and someone goes in a hole, we will look at rescue, whether by climbing out or pulling someone out if the easier solutions aren’t feasible.

While we’re skiing around on the glacier, we’ll also look at being in control at whatever level is appropriate for the group.

I am passionate about ski technique and passing it on to the people I ski with. Here is some typical feedback:

I learnt more in one day on & off piste at Argentiere with Andy P than all my previous lessons. What a great teacher.”


January 30
January 31
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