|Time of year||All year|
|Max group size:||12 participants approx|
Avalanches happen, even in Ireland! However, this course is aimed at those heading to snow covered areas like Scotland, Alps etc. Our Avalanche Safety Training will equip you with the skills to stay safe on the mountains.
First rule of avalanche safety: avoid them! Learning how to read the ground, weather and avoid heuristic traps will greatly increase your chances of avoiding avalanche terrain.
However, even with the best planning you may still be involved in an avalanche or witness other being avalanched. Knowing what to do is essential as the first 15 minutes of a burial are the most crucial.
This one day course covers the following elements:
You’ll get hands-on with the PIEPS DSP Transceivers as we simulate buried casualties.
What you’ll need to bring:
Regular hillwalkers or mountaineers who are planning walking, snowshoeing, climbing trips to snow-covered areas.
Our instructors are highly qualified and have many years experience on the mountains at home and abroad.
This course is one day in duration.
No, if you’re an outdoor expert or new to it you’ll find this course very enjoyable and useful.
We’ll be outdoors for a good portion of the day so it’s important that you dress appropriately.
We have space for 12 participants on this course
We run this course from our base in the Brockagh Centre, Glendalough. Google map link.
Yes, we certainly do. We can run this Avalanche Safety course for you 1 on 1 or for your group. We can also run this course for your in Scotland or the Alps etc.
Yes, we certainly do. We have 6 sets of transceiver, probe and shovel for rent.