Half day avalanche rescue course with Wild Voss
This half-day course gives you training in using avalanche equipment for search, excavation, and rescue of your fellow friends. We practice avalanche situations that require organization, precise location, and efficient excavation from the snow masses. Some basic first aid is also reviewed.
We rig for a training area that looks like an avalanche. In the snow masses, we dug down docks with an electronic transmitter/receiver, which you can practice finding and digging out. You will quickly discover that the search itself goes fast - and that the excavation is the critical part of the rescue. In the course, you learn strategies for effective excavation.
After this course, you should be able to use avalanche equipment (shovel, electronic transmitter/receiver, and search bar) to carry out camera rescue of avalanche technicians.
Some current moments this day:
Proper use of electronic transmitter/receiver.
Proper use of search bar and shovel.
Principle for organizing and conducting searches for landslides.
How to reduce the risk of landslides?
First aid for avalanches.
The course is suitable for everyone who travels on skis off the slopes in the winter mountains. You do not need to have knowledge of landslides or be good at skiing. The course is also suitable for you who have some hiking experience, know a little about landslides and/or need to ensure the quality of your own knowledge.
Requirements for participants
The course is suitable for everyone who travels on skis off the slopes in the winter mountains. You do not need to have knowledge of landslides or be good at skiing. The course is also suitable for you who have some hiking experience, know a little about landslides and/or need to ensure the quality of your own knowledge. Lower age limit: 12 years.
Participants must be in normal physical shape, feel healthy and have no symptoms of a cold or respiratory infection.
Necessary hiking equipment
Top touring/alpine skiing, solid mountain skiing, or split board with traps. Wind and waterproof trousers and jacket with a good hood, wool underwear, extra wool sweater, warm hat, gloves/mittens, thick warm jacket. Everyone needs avalanche equipment (shovel, search bar and transmitter/receiver). Hug's ski goggles. Feel free to bring a thermos with a hot drink. Landslide equipment can be borrowed from Wild Voss at no extra cost.
Course instructors are Øystein Ormåsen or Carlos Abraldes Szigriszt. They are both full-time year-round guides and course instructors in Wild Voss. Both have a long careers as tour guides and instructors.
Costs for transport and any lift pass are in addition.
If you have questions about the course, send an email to Øystein in Wild Voss: [email protected] or call 93484041.