The most important question in relation to avalanches that all touring, freeriding or snowshoeing enthusiasts ask themselves is GO or NO GO!
On these two days we will show you all the decision-making basics and tools to answer this vital question. Benefit from Hermanns' enormous experience and let him show you how he uses it to travel safely in winter. In the exciting theory section on the morning of the first day of the avalanche course in Switzerland, we talk about the basics of avalanche risk assessment, tour planning and dealing with risk on tour.
In the afternoon we will be outside and will explain the contents in a vivid way. In addition to examining the snow profile and analyzing the structure of the snow cover, we will look for the alarm signs, slope and terrain that cause unfavorable conditions for snowboards to form at all. This chapter is complex and the basis for safe application for the 3 x 3 reduction method, the graphic reduction method or other tools as decision support. We will devote almost the entire 2nd day to this topic. Elements of the platform www.whiterisk.ch of the SLF provide plastic models and support us.
Of course we will deepen the handling of avalanche transceivers, shovels and probes during a realistic rescue exercise. Have you ever tried to breathe buried in the snow? Varied terrain, interspersed with small hollows and steep rocky slopes, provides excitement.
Even if you don't have decades of experience, this course will provide you with a tool that will give you more security and transparency in making risk assessment decisions on your tours in the future.