ORTOVOX OFF-PISTE AWARENESS TOUR 2018 - MULTIPLE DATES

24/10/18

ORTOVOX OFF-PISTE AWARENESS TOUR 2018 - MULTIPLE DATES

Join Ellis Brigham and Henry’s Avalanche Talks as we present this year’s Ortovox Off-Piste Awareness Tour with a new focus on knowledge application.

This year’s off-piste awareness tour includes a series of talks in cities across the UK as well as avalanche transceiver training in outdoor locations. It’s the biggest ever schedule and spans five months between October 2018 and February 2019. The talks are led by Henry Schniewind, a leading expert on snow and mountain safety who has been helping to educate off-piste skiers and snowboarders for over thirty years.

For the first time, the talks will focus on the human aspect of off-piste skiing with a new focus on the mantra Learn-Apply, Learn-Apply, Learn-Apply, recently developed by Henry and the HAT team. The French National Association for the Study of Snow and Avalanches (ANENA) endorses the work of HAT and have provided valuable input that has helped the Learn-Apply mantra integrate into the 2018-19 tour.

Man digging someone out of avalanche

The Talks

There are two levels of talk available:

1. Essentials Talk – a must-see talk, full of essential information for all off-piste skiers and snowboarders no matter how experienced you are.
2. In-Depth talk – Understand exactly how avalanches are triggered (for those who have already seen the Essentials Talk at least once).

Founder of HAT, Henry Schniewind, said: “Once again we are out there spreading the word about staying safe and having fun out on the mountain. For this year, we have introduced a new strand that focuses on the human aspect and how we can prevent getting into dangerous situations by using the knowledge we have and not letting complacency take control. We also look at how, with the correct approach, skiing off-piste doesn’t have to be any more dangerous than driving our car on UK roads – some of the safest in the world”.

The advanced talks assume you have attended the Essentials Talk and are for expanding upon your existing knowledge. Various theories are discussed including avalanche triggers and helping skiers and snowboarders understand exactly why and where avalanches happen.

Tickets for the talks: from £10 per person
Transceiver Training: from £47.50 per person
Reserve your place at one of the talks below

TALKS IN

LONDON

Essentials Talk

Ellis Brigham Mountain Sports
10-12 Southampton St
Covent Garden

London
United Kingdom
WC2E 7HA

Wednesday 24th October 2018
20.15 – 22.00
Tickets: From £10.00

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In-Depth Talk

Ellis Brigham Mountain Sports
10-12 Southampton St
Covent Garden
London
United Kingdom
WC2E 7HA
Thursday 25th October 2018
20.15 – 22.00
Tickets: From £10.00

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Essentials Talk

Ellis Brigham Mountain Sports
St Pauls
St Pauls

London
United Kingdom
EC2V 6AF

Monday 12th November 2018
19.00 – 20.45
Tickets: From £10.00

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Essentials Talk

Ellis Brigham Mountain Sports
10-12 Southampton St
Covent Garden
London
United Kingdom
WC2E 7HA

Wednesday 9th January 2018
20.15 – 22.00
Tickets: From £10.00

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In-Depth Talk

Ellis Brigham Mountain Sports
10-12 Southampton St
Covent Garden
London
United Kingdom
WC2E 7HA
Thursday 10th January 2018
20.15 – 22.00
Tickets: From £10.00

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TAMWORTH

Essentials Talk

Ellis Brigham Mountain Sports
The Snowdome
Leisure Island
River Drive

Tamworth
United Kingdom
B79 7ND

Wednesday 31st October 2018
19.30 - 21.15
Tickets: From £10.00

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In-Depth Talk

Ellis Brigham Mountain Sports
The Snowdome
Leisure Island
River Drive
Tamworth
United Kingdom
B79 7ND
Thursday 1st November 2018
19.30 – 21.15
Tickets: From £10.00

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MANCHESTER

Essentials Talk

Ellis Brigham Mountain Sports
130 Deansgate
Manchester
United Kingdom
M3 2GQ

Wednesday 14th November 2018
19.00 - 20.45
Tickets: From £10.00

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In-Depth Talk

Ellis Brigham Mountain Sports
130 Deansgate
Manchester
United Kingdom
M3 2GQ

Thursday 15th November 2018
19.00 - 20.45
Tickets: From £10.00

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CHELMSFORD

Essentials Talk

Ellis Brigham Mountain Sports
106-108 Bond Street
Chelmsford
United Kingdom
CM1 1GH

Tuesday 27th November 2018
19.00 - 20.45
Tickets: From £10.00

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In-Depth Talk

Ellis Brigham Mountain Sports
106-108 Bond Street
Chelmsford
United Kingdom
CM1 1GH

Wednesday 28th November 2018
19.00 - 20.45
Tickets: From £10.00

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SCOTLAND

Essentials Talk

Soar at Intu Braehead
Renfrew
United Kingdom
PA4 8XQ

Wednesday 31st October 2018
19:00 – 20:45
Tickets: From £10.00

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CHESTER

Essentials Talk

Ellis Brigham Mountain Sports
35 Bridge Street Row East
Chester
United Kingdom
CH1 1NW

Tuesday 20th November 2018
19:00 – 20:45
Tickets: From £10.00

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Avalanche Transceiver Training (beeper)

beeper training

Beeper training sessions are an outdoor activity event where participants learn and practice the location of victims buried underneath the snow using the latest transceiver technology that's worn by anyone venturing off-piste in a European resort or backcountry in North America.

Each of these sessions is scheduled to run for 2.5 to 3 hours and is designed to ensure anyone attending can retrieve a buried transceiver within 5 minutes. The training introduces people to all aspects of off-piste safety equipment and preparation and in particular, how to use a transceiver.

The training includes the location of eight to ten buried victims in a circuit of pre-set avalanche accident sites, mimicking a real-life avalanche rescue situation.

Wimbledon Common

Windmill Tea Rooms (Car Park)
Windmill Road
London
SW19 5NQ

  • Saturday 20th October 11:00am
  • Saturday 3rd November 11:00am
  • Saturday 17th November 11:00am
  • Saturday 24th November 11:00am
 
  • Saturday 29th December 11:00am
  • Saturday 12th January 11:00am
  • Saturday 9th February 11:00am
  • Saturday 23rd February 11:00am

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Poole

Sandbanks Beach Cafe
Banks Road
Poole
BH13 7QQ

  • Sunday 4th November 11:00am
 
  • Saturday 5th January 11:00am

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Manchester

Jackson's Boat
Rifle Road
Sale
M33 2LX

Saturday 24th November 11:00am

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Bristol

Leigh Woods National Nature Reserve
North Rd
Bristol
BS8 3PZ

Saturday 1st December 11:00am

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Posted by: Andy J Tagged as: Skiing,Snowboarding,Talks,Ortovox,Discover Backcountry