Week-end to learn how to travel safely in the mountains and reduce objective risks on glaciers and avalanche terrain
Ski touring often involves travelling over avalanche terrain and glaciers.
We will both study crevasse rescue and avalanche awareness during the two days. It will be hands on as we will do these two topics along the way on our two day clinic. We will discuss topics such as various avalanche types, observations of the recent avalanche activity, evaluation of the avalanche bulletin and potential avalanche hazard, terrain traps, snow profile and safe travel practice of the ski group.
We will also discuss topics such as various avalanche types, observations of the recent avalanche activity, evaluation of the avalanche bulletin and potential avalanche hazard, terrain traps, snow profile and safe travel practice of the ski group. We will practice search techniques with transceivers and probes, efficient digging techniques, how to contact the local mountain rescue and manage an efficient rescue as a team.
This clinic will be held in the Argentiere Glacier valley and we will stay at the hut for the night.
Intermediate & advanced ski tourers
2 Full days with overnight in Argentiere hut
275€ per person. Transport, night in the hut, food and potential lift pass are not included.
You need to be an advanced skier ON and OFF piste, with at least 10 days of ski touring. You must be familiar with your gear as skins, crampons, ice axe, and have some rope management skills, specially some prior rappelling experience. You must have the ability to skin 1500 vertical meters.
6 skiers per guide
TIME & PLACE
07h00 at Chamonix Experience office
Clothing: Base layers, GTX shell or soft shell ski pants and jacket, fleece or merino mid layer top, light puffer jacket, warm hat, sun hat, thin gloves, thick gloves.
Technical equipment: Ski touring skis & bindings & poles, ski touring boots, skins, ski crampons, avalanche safety equipment (shovel, probe, transceiver), 30l backpack, head torch, harness, 4 screwgate carabiners, 2 regular carabiners, Auto-block pulley, 2 x 120 cm tape sling, belay device, 4 meters of 6mm rope, ice axe, boot crampons, helmet, belay device, dynamic lanyard, ice screw (long), prussic sling.
Additional items: Light weight sleeping bag, sunglasses, ski goggles, earplugs, high protection sun cream, water bottle / thermo flask (1L), snacks & lunch food, about 100€ cash for the hut.