Sold-out for 2021 Check back in November for Winter 2022 schedule Day clinics: Ski Rando. Travel. Snow safety Glacier Travel. Rescue. Rope skills Avalanche Companion-Rescue Refresher Clinics are held in the Chamonix mountains
A great opportunity to increase your confidence & skills in the backcountry From route finding, snow safety, glacier travel & rescue, knots & rope techniques Necessary skill set to have when playing in the backcountry with your friends All clinics includes our special Safety Card!
1. AVALANCHE COMPANION-RESCUEREFRESHER CLINIC No prerequisite Details: A half day clinic going over the necessary skills for avalanche rescue. Single and multiple burial searches. Organizing and managing a search and rescue. Updated probing and shoveling protocols. Equipment advice. Calling for a rescue. You don’t want to miss this clinic! Equipment needed: Skis or snowboard, avalanche transciever-beacon, shovel and probe. *no need to have touring kit For more info contact us
2. SKI RANDO SKILL CLINIC – Level 1 Prerequisite: no previous ski touring experience needed, comfortable skiing in different conditions Details: Equipment discussion and packing Understanding the avalanche bulletin Companion rescue using transceiver: search, technique and procedure protocol Skinning technique Transition: skins on-and-off and ski attachment to pack Kick-turns and conversion skills Setting a good uphill track and reading terrain Equipment needed: Normal ski touring equipment, ski mo gear is optional Backpack 25 litre (minimum) Transceiver, skins, shovel and probe Pack lunch & drink Ski pass for the day (only if applicable) For more info contact us
3. SKI RANDO SKILL CLINIC – Level 2 Prerequisite: minimum 5 day ski touring experience, comfortable skiing in different conditions Details: Detailed planning & interpretation of avalanche bulletins Companion rescue for multiple burials and efficient progression Reading terrain & route finding in good and bad weather Decision making in avalanche terrain Travel strategies in steep & technical terrain Equipment needed: Normal ski touring equipment Backpack 25 litre (minimum) Transceiver, skins, shovel and probe Pack lunch & drink Ski pass for the day (only if applicable) For more info contact us
4. GLACIER TRAVEL & CREVASSE RESCUE CLINIC Prerequisite: minimum five day ski touring experience, comfortable skiing in different conditions Details: How to organize your group while skiing in glacial terrain Understanding and identifying glacial features & hazards When and how to ski roped together in ascent and descent How to progress in ascent and descent if you get caught in poor visibility Crevasse fall: self-rescue techniques, snow anchors & how to prusik up a rope Team rescue scenario Equipment needed: Normal ski touring equipment Transceiver, skins, shovel and probe Backpack 25 litre (minimum) Harness, 3 screwgate & 2 snapgate carabiners, 1x 120cm sling, 1 ice screw (min. 16cm), 2x prusik loops or mechanical ascender. Pack lunch & drink For more info contact us
LEAD GUIDE & INSTRUCTOR: Jonathan Bracey Jon is an IFMGA Mountain Guide based in Les Houches-Chamonix and works year round as a guide with 16 years experience. He is a leading alpinists with many first ascents across the globe. Jon is a very talented mountain endurance athlete, winter and summer. Fun, humble and always eager to share. Jon is a Patagonia ambassador.