Nivology, avalanche rescue

Understand and evaluate efficiently the risk of avalanches in an alpine expedition, as well as determining the snow mantle’s state.

  • Snow. Its physical properties.
  • The Snowy Mantle.
  • The metamorphosis of the snow mantle.
  • Avalanches and types of avalanches.
  • European Avalanche Risk Scale.
  • Probing by beating and hitting. Snow profile.
  • Avalanche risk assessment test.
  • Surveying practices and avalanche risk assessment.
  • ARVA use and our course of action in an avalanche situation.
  • Mountain Safety: Avalanche rescue, prevention and what to do.
  • Ratio: 1 teacher, 4 students.
  • Duration: 2 days.
  • Requirements: You mustn’t have any kind of medical condition that could hinder your progress during the activity. Mountaineering knowledge according to the level I course contents (Assessment of sports curriculum).
  • Location: Andalusian Climbing School.
  • Materials: High Mountain equipment, shovel, probe and ARVA (victim detection in avalanche scenarios).
  • Price: € 130.
  • Dates: exact dates still to be determined, but sometime in April and May.

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