Avalanche training course with a guide

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An avalanche training course is the best way to be prepared for your snow adventures. Join Jökull, IFMGA certified guide, on this 3-day course.

3 Days

Jan, Feb, Mar, Dec

Fit

Intermediate


Description

Are you looking for an avalanche training course in a fantastic setting? This 3-day course in Iceland is your perfect choice. The course is great whether you want to refresh and deepen your knowledge from a previous course or if it is your first approach to avalanche training.

We will cover key aspects as traveling in avalanche terrain, rescue, avalanche forecasting and equipment use. The base of the curriculum comes from the Canadian Avalanche Association as well as the American Institute of Avalanche Research.

At the end of the course you will have vast information in order to be safe and comfortable the next time you are moving on avalanche terrain. Besides, you will get an insight into how the process is for avalanche professionals.

The days will consist of a combination of theory and practice. Firstly we will spend some time with lectures. Then we will move outside to practice everything we learned on the field.

To join this training you need to have at least an intermediate level skiing / snowboarding. We will use skins as well so you need to know how to use them.

Interested in learning key factors to be safe on avalanche terrain? Then send me a request for this course. I also offer other courses, as this backcountry ski course in Iceland that you are welcome to check out.

Itinerary

Day 1: Avalanche training 1

Arrival at Klængshóll lodge at 1:30PM. Introductions and presentation of course goals and objectives.
– Case study
– Avalanche types and characters
– Terrain analysis
– Beacon practice
– Emergency equipment
– Rescue scenarios

Day 2: Avalanche training 2

At 8AM, snowpack. Today we learn and discuss several topics:
– Decision making
– Travel techniques
– Field observations
– Snowpack tests
– Human factors
– Trip planning

Day 3: Avalanche training 3

Today is a full day in the field.
– Terrain analysis
– Route selection
– Safe travel techniques

 

Details

Accommodation

At Klængshóll lodge.

More info

You will have to sign a waiver at the start of the course.

Equipment: socks (wool or synthetic), soft shell pants, long underwear top, warm long-sleeve shirt, insulated jacket, shell jacket, shell pants, gloves, hat, ski boots, skis or split-board, poles, ski straps, climbing skins, transceiver/beacon, shovel, probe, helmet, backpack (30-40L), headlamp, water bottle or thermos, sunscreen and lip balm, sunglasses, ski goggles, foot protection, repair kit, camera, pocket knife. Many of the technical items are available for rent, please contact me for more information.

Meeting point

At Klængshóll lodge at 1:30PM.

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About the guide

I'm Iceland's first and only IFMGA internationally certified mountain guide. I'm a member of the Association of Canadian Mountain Guides ACMG with whom I finished my certification. I have climbed and skied extensively all over the world, and I lived and worked in both the European Alps and the mountains of Western Canada.
I have brought this wealth of diverse experiences to Iceland and the Arctic North where I have to my name over a hundred first ascents and descents in Iceland and Greenland.
My love of the mountains grew from an early age working as a shepherd on my grandparent's farm on the Troll Peninsula in Northern Iceland. Or maybe it had something to do with my name, which in English would translate directly to Glacier Mountain man.
If you want to discover this beautiful country, please get in touch with me and let's leave together for incredible adventure!


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Prices per person

Group of 1

ISK 101959 Each

Want a different number of travellers?

Price includes

- Guiding fee

- Accommodation included

- Breakfast

- Lunch

- Dinner

Price details

All meals are included starting from dinner on day 1.

Also included: students field book and student manual.




 

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