Introduction to Safety and Avalanches (SMT1)

Introductory course on avalanche risks, safety and rescue; SMT Winter 1 module

REGION

Jura, Alps

ZEITRAUM

December-March

DAUER

1 day

ÜBERNACHTUNG

N/A

TECHNIK

INTENSITAT

HOHENDIFFERENZ

+-350m

This course is not physically or technically demanding. We will ride on easy terrain with stops for theoretical explanations and exercises. Distance between 2 and 6 km

Buchungen für Firmenausflüge

An den Daten Ihrer Wahl, mit individuellen Arrangements, die gemäß Ihren Anforderungen definiert werden, werden wir uns bald mit Ihnen in Verbindung setzen.

Learn how to use your avalanche safety equipment (avalanche transceiver, shovel & probe, etc.); learn how to behave in winter terrain even if it is marked, plan your route and manage the risks.

You will follow the "Winter 1: Safety & Avalanches" module of the Swiss Mountain Training certification, with an introduction to the fundamentals of winter mountain risk management. This is a 1 day course for beginners in avalanche safety.


Objectives of the SMT 1 Module


  • Know your equipment

  • Understand the avalanche bulletin

  • Understand how to wear and operate your avalanche transceiver

  • Be aware of the main winter hazards (avalanches, cold, weather hazards, ledges, disorientation, falls...)

  • Have been introduced to the 3x3

  • Understand the 4 typical avalanche situations and be able to answer the question: "What is the main danger today?

  • Have understood the general risk reduction measures ("Safer Six")

  • Be able to perform a simple rescue

Programme


  • Start as indicated at the meeting point

  • Checking of equipment and introduction to the avalanche transceiver

  • Theoretical introduction, 3x3, bulletin reading 

  • Observation of the conditions on site

  • Choice of route and departure for a hike with orientation exercises, search and rescue in the terrain

  • End around 16.30 hrs

Gear list


  • Warm and breathable hiking clothes to handle the physical effort in winter weather; at least : 

  •     1st technical layer, e.g. wool (avoid cotton), also for legs

  •     2nd warm layer such as a fleece jacket, plus a down jacket Gore-tex hiking trousers and jacket

  •     Sunglasses / mask, sun cream, hat, one pair of gloves + one spare

  • Complete equipment for snowshoeing

  • Rucksack (possibly Airbag), telephone

  • Avalanche transceiver (3 antennas + marking function), probe, shovel

  • Paper - pencil 

  • Depending on the day's programme, small snack and hot drink (thermos). 

  • Min 1 litre, max 2 litres

  • Personal belongings and medication

Preise und Buchung

Beispiel für Arrangements, bei denen wir helfen können:

  • Buchung von Unterkunft/Tagungsraum

  • Organisation von Outdoor-Workshops

  • Verpflegung unterwegs, Picknicks, z. B. Käsefondue, Tee, biodynamischer Wein von Domaine de la Colombe à Féchy, italienischer Espresso, etc.

  • Veranstaltungen zur Weinverkostung


Wir bieten einen VIP-Minibus-Transfer zum Startpunkt der Veranstaltung an.


Bezahlung: am Ende der Wanderung. Bei einer Stornierung 10 Tage vor Tourbeginn werden 100 % der Gebühren fällig, bei 30 Tagen 50 %

Kontaktieren Sie uns für Gruppenpreise und Sonderarrangements. Sie können eine Buchungsanfrage stellen, um ein Angebot zu erhalten, das wir nach Kontaktaufnahme innerhalb von 2 Tagen bestätigen.

Services included


  • Coffee prepared on site with Moka, or welcome tea at the meeting point

  • SMT 1 course and supervision by a mountain leader with federal diploma / SMT expert

  •  Safety equipment, snowshoes, sledges (if necessary) and poles according to available stock, contact us

Not included


  • Transport or lifts (if necessary)

  • Rental of equipment not in stock (sledges, avalanche transceivers, snowshoes etc.)

  • Picnic and drinks to take with you

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