Glacier traverse & rescue clinics level 1 & 2
Coming up March 7th & 8th, 2020

WINTER SKILL SERIES
Snow – Glacier – Ropes

Day clinics:
Ski Rando – Level 1 & 2
Glacier Travel & Rescue – Level 1 & 2
Rope Skills – evening session

Join us for a great opportunity to increase your confidence & skills in the backcountry from route finding, snow safety, glacier travel & rescue, rope skills techniques and more !
Skills that are a necessity when backcountry skiing ?

Get inspired join our team with Chloë, Ben and Jonathan for some fun skiing, learning and acquiring new skills !
Space is limited register soon!
For more info or to register, contact us !

ROPE SKILLS CLINIC
An evening of learning and reviewing knots and their applications, anchor building & equalization, and how to prusik/ascend up a rope. Q&A
Thursday January 30th, 2020
15 euros
19h30 – 21h00
No experience necessary
Equipment needed:
Harness, 3 screwgate carabiners, belay device, prusik loops etc…
We will have extra equipment if you do not have any.

SKI RANDO SKILLS – Level 1
Sunday 26th January, 2020
75 euros
08h30 – 16h00
No previous ski touring experience needed
Comfortable skiing in different conditions
Focus:
Equipment discussion and packing
Planning your backcountry day including interpretation of avalanche bulletin
Companion rescue using transceiver; search, technique and procedure protocol
Skinning technique
Transition: skins on-and-off /ski attachment to pack
Kick-turns and conversion skills
Setting a good uphill track / reading terrain
Equipment needed:
Normal ski touring equipment: ski mo gear is only optional
Backpack 25litre (minimum)
Transceiver, skins, shovel and probe
Pack lunch & drink
Ski pass for the day

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SKI RANDO SKILLS – Level 2
Sunday 16th February, 2020
100 euros
08h00 – 16h00
Minimum 5 days ski touring experience
Comfortable skiing in different conditions

Focus:
Detailed planning & interpretation of avalanche bulletins
Refresher of companion rescue including multiple burials and efficient progression
Decision making in avalanche terrain
Reading terrain & route finding (good & bad weather)
Equipment needed:
Normal ski touring equipment
Backpack 25litre (minimum)
Transceiver, skins, shovel and probe
Pack lunch & drink
Ski pass for the day

GLACIER TRAVEL & CREVASSE RESCUE CLINIC – Level 1
No previous ski touring experience needed
Comfortable skiing in different conditions
Sunday February 2nd, 2020 – SECOND DATE DUE TO POPULAR DEMAND, March 7th
75 euros
08h30 – 16h00
Competent off-piste skier
Focus:
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
Crevasse fall: self-rescue techniques
, snow anchors & how to prusik up a rope
Equipment needed:
Normal ski touring equipment
Transceiver, skins, shovel and probe
Backpack 25litre (minimum)
Harness, 3 screwgate & 2 snapgate carabiners, 1x 120cm sling, 1 ice screw (min. 16cm), 2x prusik loops or mechanical ascender.
Pack lunch & drink

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GLACIER TRAVEL & RESCUE – Level 2
Sunday March 8th, 2020
100 euros
08h00 – 16h00
Minimum 5 days ski touring experience
Comfortable skiing in different conditions
Focus:
Planning ski tours on glaciers
Recap how to organize your group
How to progress in ascent and descent if you get caught out in bad visibility
Different self-rescue and team rescue scenario
Equipment needed:
Normal ski touring equipment
Transceiver, skins, shovel and probe
Backpack 25litre (minimum)
Harness, 3 screwgate & 2 snapgate carabiners, 1x 120cm sling, 1 ice screw (min. 16cm), 2x prusik loops or mechanical ascender.
Pack lunch & drink

Jonathan Bracey
Jon is an IFMGA Mountain Guide based in Les Houches and works year round as a guide. He is a leading alpinists with many first ascents across the globe. Jon is a very talented mountain endurance athlete winter & summer, winning the 40km Trail du Petit Saint Bernard in 2018. Fun, humble and always eager to share!
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Ben Bradford, IFMGA Mountain Guide
Ben started instructing at outdoor activity centres including kayaking, sailing and other water sports. After specializing in rock climbing he started guiding on expeditions around the world on many six and seven thousand meter peaks. He is a passionate ski mountaineer & trail runner, exploring and competing throughout the winter & summer’s. Ben lives and works in Chamonix year round. Vertical Frontiers
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