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Ortovox Off-Piste Awareness Tour 2019

Ortovox Off-Piste Awareness Tour 2019
11 September 2019

From Wednesday 23rd October (& various other dates)
Ellis Brigham Mountain Sports Stores (Various Stores)

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.


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 £15 per person
Transceiver Training: from £60 per person
Reserve your place at one of the talks below


TALKS IN LONDON

Essentials Talk

23rd October 2019

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

From: 8.00pm
Tickets: From £15.00

In-Depth Talk

24th October 2019

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

From: 8.00pm
Tickets: From £15.00

Essentials Talk

12th November 2019

Ellis Brigham Mountain Sports
6 Cheapside Passage
One New Change, St Pauls
London
United Kingdom
EC2V 6AF

From: 7.00pm
Tickets: From £15.00

In-Depth Talk

13th November 2019

Ellis Brigham Mountain Sports
6 Cheapside Passage
One New Change, St Pauls
London
United Kingdom
EC2V 6AF

From: 7.00pm
Tickets: From £15.00

Essentials Talk

7th January 2020

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

From: 8.00pm
Tickets: From £15.00

In-Depth Talk

8th January 2020

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

From: 8.00pm
Tickets: From £15.00


TALKS IN BREAHEAD

Essentials Talk

20th November 2019

Ellis Brigham Mountain Sports
Unit 16 Soar at Intu Braehead
King's Inch Road
Braehead
PA4 8XQ

From: 7.00pm
Tickets: From £15.00

In-Depth Talk

21st November 2019

Ellis Brigham Mountain Sports
Unit 16 Soar at Intu Braehead
King's Inch Road
Braehead
PA4 8XQ

From: 7.00pm
Tickets: From £15.00


TALKS IN MANCHESTER

Essentials Talk

30th October 2019

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

From: 7.00pm
Tickets: From £15.00

In-Depth Talk

31st October 2019

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

From: 7.00pm
Tickets: From £15.00


TALKS IN CAMBRIDGE

Essentials Talk

27th November 2019

Ellis Brigham Mountain Sports
Unit 45
Lion Yard Shopping Centre
Cambridge
CB2 3ET

From: 7.00pm
Tickets: From £15.00

In-Depth Talk

28th November 2019

Ellis Brigham Mountain Sports
Unit 45
Lion Yard Shopping Centre
Cambridge
CB2 3ET

From: 7.00pm
Tickets: From £15.00


TALKS IN CASTLEFORD

Essentials Talk

19th November 2019

Ellis Brigham Mountain Sports
Unit 20 Xscape Yorkshire

Colorado Way
Glass Houghton
Castleford
WF10 4TA

From: 7.00pm
Tickets: From £15.00

In-Depth Talk

20th November 2019

Ellis Brigham Mountain Sports
Unit 20 Xscape Yorkshire

Colorado Way
Glass Houghton
Castleford
WF10 4TA

From: 7.00pm
Tickets: From £15.00


AVALANCHE TRANSCEIVER TRAINING (BEEPER)

Avalanche 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

27th October 2019

11.30 – 14.30

Tickets: From £60

17th November 2019

11.30 – 14.30

Tickets: From £60

30th December 2019

11.30 – 14.30

Tickets: From £60

16th February 2020

11.30 – 14.30

Tickets: From £60

 


Poole

Sandbanks Beach Cafe
Banks Road
Poole
BH13 7QQ

20th October 2019

11.30 – 14.30

Tickets: From £60

10th November 2019

11.30 – 14.30

Tickets: From £60

5th January 2020

11.30 – 14.30

Tickets: From £60


 

Ilkley

Ilkley Moor Car park
Hangingstone Rd
Ilkley
LS29 8RF

23rd November 2019

11.30 – 14.30

Tickets: From £60

MANCHESTER

Jacksons Boat pub car park
Rifle Rd
Sale
M33 2LX

24th November 2019

11.30 – 14.30

Tickets: From £60

Find out more on the Henry's Avalanche Talk page