Winter IML Skills Workshop

14/02/2019 - 18/02/2019

Lesparrou Retreats and Adventures, Lesparrou, France.

Residential starting from £250.00

About

CPD Duration - 3 days

CPD Credits - 2 CPD points accredited to Full members of BAIML

Cost - TBC

Provider Biography
Active IMLs running own international trekking and snowshoe holidays based out of own accommodation in the French Pyrenees.
Leaders on the TMB.
Occasional freelance instructing  on winter skills/climbing courses with ATC and AAC in the UK

Equipment Required By Leader & Clients
Snow Shoes
TPS
Walking rope
Slings & karabinas
Poles
Axe
Normal IML safety kit if taking out clients
Appropriate winter clothing/boots/gear

CPD Content / Syllabus
Day 1
Avalanche avoidance, awareness and skills
Avalanche report analysis (Meteo France)
 -Google translate: how good is it?
 -Key words translated using 2 bilingual mountaineers English/French & French/English(TBC)
 -Analysis of the rose
 -Importance of history and local knowledge

Day on the ground with sessions on
 -transceiver checks (start of day, range and group)
 -route choice
 -terrain traps
 -snow profiles for education
 -slope angle estimation
 -transceiver searches
 -teaching use of TPS to clients
 -probe line search

Evening Lecture on different types of avalanches

Day 2
Quality Mountin day / more winter IML skills
Planning (maps, distances, snow history, slopes, weather, local knowledge etc)
Daily and dynamic risk assessments
Winter belays/problem solving
Kicking/cutting steps

Day 3
Navigation / Cold weather injuries / Rescue services
A day on snow shoes close to the ski area of Mont D’Olme.

Feature recognition and detail in navigation.

Cold weather injury prevention/treatment/advise from an A&E nurse. To be run as a sharing session with swapping of real life experiences experiences. Looking at best practice and learning from past experiences in an open discussion.

Information sessions with the PDHM and Ski patrols with the opportunity to ask questions and learn how we can aid them if a rescue is needed and how we can facilitate.

Please contact David Norris & Louise Chandler if you are interested in this workshop.

Where And When

Start
14/02/2019
End
18/02/2019
Maximum Bookings
8
Bookings
3
Venue
Lesparrou Retreats and Adventures, Lesparrou, France.
Town
Lesparrou
County
France
Country
France
Latitude
42.93069
Longitude
1.90415

CPD Points

CPD Points
2.00

Contact

Provider
BAIML
Telephone
0033 61 389 6063
Email

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    £250.00
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