Dates

  • 26/03/2021-28/03/2021

Description

Do you avoid ski runs and rather go ski touring, climbing or trekking during winter? Or perhaps you are planning to challenge yourself in higher mountains? If the answer is yes, our avalanche course is a must when you prepare for the winter season. It is important for every off-piste skier, mountaineer, or hiker to know how to move safely in the mountains in winter and how to avoid avalanches.

The growing popularity of winter mountain activities – mountaineering, off-piste skiing in all its varieties, winter hiking, and even speleology – means that more and more people are interested in the subject of avalanches and ways to avoid the threat caused by them.

For people active in winter in the mountains, avalanches are not only sensational headlines or an encyclopedic slogan, but a real danger.

Time

3 days

Start

02:15 PM

Place

Price

End

06:00 PM

Level

basic

Meeting point

Parking Biela Voda

Accommodations

Chata Pri Zelenom Plese

Group

6 - 12 persons

Why with us

 

  1. Our trainings are a condensed portion of intensive practical exercises and lectures.
  2. Training in small groups guarantees that each student has learned every necessary issue and has practiced every new skill sufficiently.
  3. The training consists of lectures, providing all necessary theoretical knowledge, and a lot of outdoor exercises.
  4. We will practice an avalanche prevention: estimating the risk of avalanche on the basis of snow cover tests as well as planning a route so that it would be safe from avalanches. We will also train searching by an avalanche detector, probe and shovel and arrange simulated avalanche rescue operations. Operating under stress and under time pressure is an excellent occasion to master rescue skills and test of knowledge acquired during training.
  5. The car ride with instructors is possible from several cities of Southern Poland.

We will teach you

  • to estimate an avalanche risk;
  • to choose a safe route;
  • to perform fast and effective avalanche rescue operation;
  • to use efficiently an avalanche detector, probe and shovel;
  • to provide first aid.

The price of the training includes

  • participation in the training;
  • medical expenses insurance and accident insurance;
  • free rental of avalanche equipment.

Detailed program

Accomodation and meals

We spend the night in the comfortable mountain refuge – Chata Pri Zelenom Plese loicated in Kezhmarska Valley in Slovak Tatras.

Accommodation is possible in two categories (subject to availability):

– mattress (own sleeping bag required) – 8 EUR / night

– bed with bedding – 14EUR / night 2EUR bedding

Breakfast (rich buffet) obligatory for every overnight – 6EUR / meal.

It is also possible – and recommended – to order hearty and tasty dinners for 8EUR / meal. They are available in vegetarian and meat options, as well as other options (e.g. vegan, gluten-free, lactose free, various options for allergy sufferers). Dinners and the chosen option should be ordered in advance.

Equipment

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