Avalanche Awareness Training Day, Winter 2021

13/02/2021 - 13/02/2021

Online Event

Bookings start from £0.00


Avalanche Awareness Training Day, Winter 2021

For holders of WML and above.

COVID19 update - The trustees have reluctantly decided to cancel all physical face to face aspects of training that would involve travel to Nevis Range or Glenmore, due to the Covid restrictions throughout the UK. The trust is working on the 'possibility' of some form of online training and we will be in touch as soon as possible if we are able to implement this.

The Chris Walker Memorial Trust www.chriswalkertrust.co.uk is offering space on four avalanche awareness training days for winter 2021, run by the Scottish Avalanche Information Service.

We are grateful that two days are again being sponsored by the Association of Mountaineering Instructors and are open to WCMI and WCMI trainees.

Two more days are open to qualified, full Winter Mountain Leaders, or anyone above that level.

As normal the trust is asking participants in 2021, or from past years, to consider donating. Visit this page for the various ways for donating www.chriswalkertrust.co.uk/donate/ Also, CWMT has signed up to a donating phone app at www.sustainably.co.

Daily programme.

Presenters:- Graham Moss and Keith Miller SAIS Senior Avalanche Forecasters.
Intro/Moderator: assigned CWMT trustee

Start 09:30 - 11:45 approx
Session 1. 2 hrs duration (approx)
Introductions and discussion - 
Summary of pre webinar participant requests.
Informal discussion re snow and avalanche personal experiences.
SAIS presentation outlining Scottish mountain environment -snowpack and weatherchallenges and evaluation processes.

Session 2. 12:15 - 1:45/14:00.
Introduction to hazard evaluation scenarios.
Breakout groups with assigned exercises.
Evaluation of break out groups discussions and findings.
Summary and finish

Chris was a highly talented, accomplished and popular mountaineer who loved to share his enthusiasm, knowledge and skills with others.

He already held the MIC, was a full member of the Association of Mountaineering Instructors and no doubt would have fulfilled his life-long dream of becoming a British Mountain Guide.

The trust offers funding to the BMG, AMI and MTA, to further their members’ and the public’s knowledge and understanding of avalanches and their hazards in the Scottish winter environment.

This day provides a unique opportunity to benefit from SAIS forecasters experience and knowledge, offering insights from their work in respect of hazard evaluation, public forecasting and knowledge of the dynamics and challenges in a Scottish winter.

Venue: Possibly online TBC

Contact is: alanwkimber@gmail.com

Bookings: Via the CMS

If the workshop is full it is possible to add yourself to the waiting list by clicking the waiting list button on the right of the screen.

Where And When

13/02/2021 09:30
13/02/2021 14:00
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