Duration: 1 day
Free places left
Country/Region: Switzerland, Uri
Meeting point: Andermatt, 6490
Participants: 4-8 guests
Services: Swiss certified mountain guide, snacks and tea, group material
Generally fit and able to hike at least 1 hour.
At the meeting point we will distribute the equipment and through a short hike we will reach the course location, set in an idyllic location in the snowy region of Uri.
After a short theoretical introduction, we practice an avalanche rescue to familiarize ourselves with equipment such as pieps, shovel and probe. Evaluating the snowpack is also on our program.
After a short snack break, we get down to business again! We will look at topics such as choosing tracks for the descent, reading avalanche bulletins and defensive procedures in avalanche terrain. At the end of the course you will be able to start your tours independently and safely.
Splitboarders and snowshoe hikers are welcome to join the course, as the training is aimed at all types of winter sports enthusiasts.
We will confirm if the tour is taking place per e-mail latest:
if it's a weekend tour 1 day before it begins (from 11:00)
if it's a multi day tour 2 days before it begins (from 17:00)
After the tour:
We'll email you direct links to the photo upload/download and our feedback form
LVS Set (LVS device, shovel, probe)
Avalanche airbag, if available
Before the tour:
It is mandatory to read the last information about your tour 1 day before the tour starts (from 11am). We will email you at the mentioned time.
Free places left
Your adventure guide:
Swiss certified mountain guide
Any question left?
Not sure if your skills fulfill the requirements above?
I will be happy to help you!
- The exact location for the avalanche course can be adjusted depending on snow and weather conditions;
- The course is suitable for ski tourers as well as snowshoe hikers and splitboarders. Everyone can benefit enormously from the acquired know-how in an emergency situation!