SAAC Basic Camp

A group standing in the snow

Examining the snow profiles during the SAAC LVS Camp on the Stubai Glacier | (c) Daniel Hug - Terragraphy.de

The Avalanche safety experts from SAAC (Snow and Avalanche Awareness Camps) offer one of their popular free avalanche safety workshops at the Stubai Glacier.

 

Date: 21 Nov to 22 Nov 2020

Venue: Powder Department Stubai Glacier

Address: 6167, Neustift im Stubaital

Topics: Avalanche Safety, Touring, Freeride

Are you aware of alpine risks such as avalanches?

When skiing or snowboarding out of bounds it's important to know how to help yourself in case of avalanches. In winter 2019/20 too SAAC Basic Camps take place on the Stubai Glacier.

2-day Avalanche Camp:

Certified mountain and ski guides inform on the dangers and the correct behaviour in the backcountry in theory and practice.

Day 1 - Theory (duration: approx. 3 hours)

Time: approx. 4:00 p.m. to approx. 7:00 p.m.

Topics:

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

Day 2 - Practice (all-day)

Time: approx. 9:00 a.m. to approx. 3:30 p.m.

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 avalanche transceiver, probe and shovel, if you have got one.

Information and booking at http://www.saac.at

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