SAAC Basic Camp

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

In 2021/22 too, the SAAC avalanche safety pros (Snow and Avalanche Awareness Camps) offer a free, two-day avalanche safety training.

 

Dates: 27 – 28 Nov. 2021 & 9 – 10 Apr. 2022

Location: Powder Department Stubai Glacier

Place: 6167, Neustift im Stubaital

Topics: avalanche safety, tours, freeride skiing & snowboarding

 

In the winter of 2021/22 too, several SAAC Basic Camps take place on the Stubai Glacier. 

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.

SUBJECT TO CHANGES

Datum :
27.11.2021 - 10.04.2022
Veranstaltungsort :
Stubai Glacier
Ort :
Neustift im Stubaital
A group shovelling snow
SAAC avalanche rescue camp on the Stubai Glacier
Daniel Hug - Terragraphy.de
Man explaining the snow layers
Skier explaining the route during the SAAC Camp

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