SAAC Basic Camp

Once again, the avalanche safety professionals from SAAC (Snow and Avalanche Awareness Camps) offer a free, two-day avalanche safety training.

Topics: Avalanche safety, Tours, Freeriding
13.-14.04.2024
Powder Department Stubai Glacier
6167, Neustift im Stubaital

The SAAC Basic Camp will once again take place on the Stubai Glacier in April 2024.

The SAAC Camps are 2-day trainings around the topics of risk management for freeriding and  how to rescue your comrades in an emergency situation. The camps are offered by certified mountain and ski guides and they will inform you on the dangers and correct behaviour in the backcountry in theory and practice.

Programme:

Day 1 - Theory
Time: 4:00 p.m. to approx. 7:00 p.m.

Topics:

  • equipment,
  • type of avalanches,
  • weather,
  • terrain shapes,
  • avalanche danger levels,
  • group dynamics

To illustrate the topics, the current avalanche situation is analysed, the weather observed more closely and the area explored. Different routes are also analysed.

Day 2 - Practice
Time: approx. 9:00 a.m. to approx. 3:30 p.m.

On day 2 the theory learned during the previous day is put into practice. Different exercises are carried out in the field.

Topics:

  • risk management,
  • danger check,
  • check of the terrain,
  • decision-making support,
  • rules of conduct,
  • search of avalanche victims

For this camp, you should bring your own ski/ snowboard equipment and an (avalanche) backpack. Please bring your emergency equipment including avalanche transceiver, probe and shovel, if available. If you don’t have avalanche safety equipment, you can rent it for free on site.

All skiers and snowboarders from 14 years of age who have sufficient technical skills for riding in the backcountry can take part.

Information and registration at http://www.saac.at
There is a limited number of participants.

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