As the demand for mountain safety and avalanche education increases, the Ski Club of Great Britain and Henry’s Avalanche Talk (HAT) have teamed up to run the first ever live online avalanche talk.
The online live broadcast or ‘webinar’ is taking place on Wednesday 18th November at 7pm.
Those tuning in will be able to watch a talk by Henry Schniewind from HAT, as well as being able to ask any questions about the talk and avalanche awareness in general. The talk will cover how to prepare for off piste skiing or boarding as well as advice on where and when to go to avoid avalanche danger.
“The live online avalanche talk is an exciting new venture which complements our current UK Off piste and avalanche awareness tour. It means that skiers and snowboarders can learn about the basics of mountain safety without leaving home." Said Betony Garner of the Ski Club of Great Britain.
The live online talk costs £7 per person. To register for the online talk log on to Henry’s Avalanche Talk website. Registered participants will also be able to see a recording of the talk for seven days after the event.
For more information on off piste and avalanche awareness, the Ski Club’s website has a whole section on mountain safety and for more information on avalanches and forecasts, visit Henry’s Avalanche Talk website
For those interested in taking their learning further the Ski Club run two Mountaincraft courses as part of their Ski Freshtracks programme. The courses take place in Argentière in December 2009 and March 2010. Visit skifreshtracks.co.uk for more information.