Raquetes de Neu

Snowshoes

Esquí Alpí

Alpine ski / Snowboard

Freeride

Freeride

Itineraris de Muntanya en esquís

Back country Ski

Neu i Allaus

Snow and Avalanches

curs Alpinisme

Mountain eering

Safety in avalanche terrain. ACNA certified.

NeuAllaus2Wind slabs, soft slabs, full depth avalanches ... these are just some of the several types of avalanches one might trigger when practicing any activity in the natural milieu in winter. Being able to identify them, to understand how and why snow piles up on the best slopes and couloirs of our mountains, is a must. This is what makes this course a basic tool for the safe practice of any kind of activity related to snow and winter in the natural milieu.

 

A basic instrument to help you choose the safest path and learn the basic techniques of companion rescue in avalanches, so as to be prepared to act in an autonomous and effective way.

 

We will design the course schedule according to your needs, in two full days or in three non consecutive morning, over a weekend or during week days.

A.C.N.A certified (STA1)

When: the whole winter
Where
: The Pyrenees. Vall de Boí. Ribagorça.
Activity
: snow and avalanches

 

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DETAILS

OBJECTIVES

  • identifying and avoiding avalanche terrain.
  • trip planning.
  • risk management.
  • companion rescue.
  • understanding the relation between snow layering and avalanche danger.

CONTENTS

  • safe travelling.
  • evaluation and identification of avalanche terrain.
  • avalanche terminology.
  • avalanche mechanics.
  • mountain weather.
  • the human factor in avalanche accidents.
  • structure and analysis of the snowpack.
  • stability test.
  • rescue practice.

DURATION

2 or 3 days. 6h T / 12h P.
Each first week of the month, the whole winter.
1 instructor per a maximum of 7 students.

WHERE

The Pyrenees.
Vall de Boí.
Ribagorça.

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REQUIRED GEAR

  • Alpine ski or backcountry ski gear
  • small backpack
  • snack
  • water

If you do not ski, we provide you with snowshoes (10€ rent)

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PRICES

5 to 7 persons

140€ p/person

Included: instructor/certified guide person, day insurance, safety gear and course materials + A.C.N.A certified

we rent the safety gear (15€) 
Not included: ski gear rental, ski passes (when applicable).

Winter Activities Snow and Avalanches

Collaborators

Vall de Boi ACNA AEGM