avalanche

basic course 

Avalanche accidents unfortunately accompany us through every winter season and are mainly caused by winter sports enthusiasts and snowshoe hikers, often with serious consequences.

 

As conscious mountain enthusiasts, it is our responsibility to train conscious participants who are capable of acting
in case of an emergency. 

 

We will discover all the current rescue techniques and the most common avalanche transceivers, so that there will be nothing standing in the way of a safe skiing and snowshoeing season!

Duration: 1 day

Wo: Furka Gebiet, Schweiz

Wann: July 2021

Price: CHF 290.- p.P.

Date: December to April

Free places left

Adventure ID:04/202206

Country/Region: Switzerland, Uri

Meeting point: Andermatt, 6490​​​​​​​

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Participants: 4-8 guests

Services: Swiss certified mountain guide, snacks and tea, group material

Requirements: 

Generally fit and able to hike at least 1 hour.

Intended Schedule:

 

08:00

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.

 

13:00

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.

Execution: 

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

Material

 

 

Clothing:

  • Hard shell jacket
  • Soft shell or fleece jacket
  • Breathable clothes
  • Beanie, gloves

 

Miscellaneous:

  • Sunglasses
  • Sun and lip cream
  • Water bottle
  • Ev. camera and power bank
  • Sturdy shoes for the approach
  • Backpack (10-30l)

 

Technical equipment:

  • LVS Set (LVS device, shovel, probe)

  • Avalanche airbag, if available

 

Catering:

  • Snacks: These will be eaten between breakfast and dinner, so pack enough for the days of the tour. Dried fruit, chocolate, cheese, wholemeal bread and energy bars suit well. To avoid your backpack from being too heavy, try not to bring too much food with you.
  • Snacks and tea: included in this tour. As a commitment to animal welfare, we do not offer fish/meat. We still try our best to keep the menu as exciting as possible despite logistical difficulties. Please notify us in advance of any special dietary needs.

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

On request

Your adventure guide: 

Exped Tribe 

Swiss certified mountain guide

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Any question left?

Not sure if your skills fulfill the requirements above?

I will be happy to help you!

Stefania

travel@expedtribe.com

+41 766 10 10 26

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Worth knowing:

 

- 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!