Friday, December 12, 2014

American Avalanche Association Level 2 Course in Tignes

I have had a great week of learning and ski touring in Tignes in the French Alps this week. I have spent the week on an American Avalanche Association Level 2 course that has been run by Bruce Woodland and Mike Austin of Avalanche Geeks. The course is designed for professionals who operate in the winter environment and built nicely on existing knowledge to explode some myths, give some structure to avalanche avoidance and examine leadership in avalanche terrain. It has been a great mixture of classroom theory and practical application whilst touring off piste and has seen some pretty long days! I am now off to the Aosta Valley in Italy for a weeks course on ski leadership.

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