This international award trains and assesses candidates in the skills required to guide climbing (including the coaching of lead climbing) skiing and mountaineering on rock, snow & ice, and in alpine terrain. It is administered by the BMG to the standards set by the International Federation of Mountain Guides Associations (IFMGA). The Guide’s carnet is an extensively used professional award.
FRANCE – LA GRAVE Monday 15th – Friday 19th January 2018 (5 days) LOCATION The course will be held in La Grave, a name recognised as being one of the premier off piste skiing areas in Europe. The skiing area is uniquely devoted to off piste skiing. La Grave provides us with a variety of accessible areas that will not have been groomed or skied, so offering good locations for study. The lift company are very helpful and give us invaluable support. CONVENORS Mark Diggins BMG/SBO ACCOMMODATION Accommodation is available at the Skier’s Lodge/Hotel des Alpes half board http://www.skierslodge.com/ E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Tel: +33 (0)4 76 11 03 18 Please book and pay for your accommodation directly with the Skiers Lodge Hotel, stating that you are attending the EAS Avalanche Course at the time of your booking. Other accommodation can be found at www.la-grave.com and http://www.lagrave-lameije.com/index.jsp TRANSPORT Please note that there has been a huge landslide in summer 15 which has effected access to La Grave from the Grenoble side the road may be open by the time of the course but maybe not. Please check for local conditions and alternatives. Transfer from Grenoble is available on a limited basis at a specific time. Please enquire at the Skiers Lodge for prices and details. A bus service also runs from Grenoble train station to La Grave. Trains from Geneva to Grenoble are regular and take approximately 2 hours. ARRIVAL & DEPARTURE TIMES Arrive by 19:00 hrs on the Sunday for a course introduction at the Skiers Lodge/Hotel Des Alpes, this is situated in the village just above the central parking (200m from lift station). Depart Saturday morning or Friday evening. The course will start officially on Monday morning and end Friday evening, please note that the classroom elements and presentations during the course will take place in the Hotel Castellan (http://castillan.pagesperso-orange.fr Tel +33 (0) 476 799 004 opposite lift station in the village centre) Start times 08:30 Mon 15 Jan 2018 – Course finishes 1700 Fri 19 Jan 2018. COST Non – Residential price £ 575 per person EXPERIENCE & EQUIPMENT REQUIRED * Avalanche transceiver * Personal ski touring equipment * Writing materials * Magnifying glass* (possible to purchase/loan during course) * Clinometer (optional)* * Crystal screen*(possible to purchase during course) * Snow saw (optional) * Log book (provided) * Thermometer*(possible to loan/purchase during course) * 2 metre rule (possible to purchase during course) * Shovel (smooth bladed) * 3 metre probe RECOMMENDED REFERENCE BOOKS “Avalanche Safety for Skiers and Climbers” Daffern “The Avalanche Handbook”. David McClung, Peter Schaerer (available as a kindle download) “Snow” Robert Bolognesi “Avalanche” Robert Bolognesi “Staying Alive in Avalanche Terrain” Bruce Tremper “Lawinenkunde’ Stefan Harvey, Hansueli Rhyner, Jurg Schwiezer (German and French versions) For more information: www.euro-avalanche.com