Avalanche Hazard Evaluation; considerations for a Scottish snowpack
AMI day for trainee WMCI and full WMCI holders only. Please see workshops on 25/01/2020 and 14/02/2020 for holders of WML and above.
These days are funded by the Chris Walker Memorial Trust www.chriswalkertrust.co.uk and AMI.
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: Nevis Range
Rendezvous: Info sent out by Alan Kimber in advance of the day. Alan can be contacted on firstname.lastname@example.org.
Day workshop notes – Decision Making in Avalanche Terrain
Plan for a mountain day with appropriate winter mountaineering equipment and lunch. Bring along something to write with. Avalanche transceiver, Probe and Shovel would also be useful, if you have them.
8:45 for 9:00 start
Welcome and Intro - Understanding Scottish Winter Challenges
Overview of factors required to develop a hazard evaluation:
10:30 - Break
10:45 - Depart for hill using transport
Using the Be Avalanche Aware process in the field:
Visual observation of terrain and slope shape and relevance to avalanche release.
Identifying avalanche terrain exposure and potential impact in the field.
Field observations - relevance and use.
16:00 - Return
Determining the Avalanche Hazard
Summary 16:30 – Finish
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