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.
Jan, Feb, Mar, Dec
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.
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
At 8AM, snowpack. Today we learn and discuss several topics:
– Decision making
– Travel techniques
– Field observations
– Snowpack tests
– Human factors
– Trip planning
Today is a full day in the field.
– Terrain analysis
– Route selection
– Safe travel techniques
At Klængshóll lodge.
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.
At Klængshóll lodge at 1:30PM.
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!
Nov 19, 2021
I had a very good experience booking the hike through Explore-Share. Communication with the team was prompt and clear and the booking process was seamless. The trip itself was also just perfect. Uroš was a fantastic guide, highly skilled and talented. The hike felt safe at all times, even on more exposed routes, thanks to him. He was always up to date on the weather forecast and planned the days around it, checked the conditions on the route ahead of me, if needed, discussed and adapted the routes to my level and always made sure I was safe and comfortable. I highly recommend him, as well as Explore-Share.
Oct 25, 2021
Explore Share is a really usefull website that has a great overview of reviewed guides for a (in our case) hiking/climbing trip. During the booking I got assigned an assistent for Explore Share that helped solve questions that I might have. Great customer service, and I will come back again.
Oct 17, 2021
Explore-share was easy to use and the staff and guide w ere very responsive. The trip descriptions were accurate and the pricing reasonable. I would definitely recommend the site for people looking to do guided hiking.
Oct 13, 2021
Excellent!! Great guide and service. I had a very good experience. Id do it again.
Sep 14, 2021
Guide was very experienced and very patient with us. We learned a lot and he tried to fit in all the knowledge he could in one day, super awesome. A little tough going back and forth to get the trip set up hard to tell if the site is sketchy until you see reviews but all worked out. Ended up with an awesome day with an awesome guide. Overall pretty satisfied and thankful!
Sep 14, 2021
The whole experience was great! The customer service of explore-share was really good. I always got an answer very quick. I would absolutely recommend to use explore-share if you are looking for a great guide in a foreign country. 5 stars!
Sep 10, 2021
What a trip, fantastic guide who picked me up and dropped me off. Would use again.
Aug 25, 2021
It's the 2nd time we have been booking with Explore-Share. The booking was super easy and both Explore-Share and the guide were fast in their responses. We did rafting as a family with 3 kids for the first time in Slovenia. The guide (José) was super nice. He was doing everything he could to make everyone at ease with rafting (he gave clear explanations), have a great team spirit (we were joined by 2 other girls) and have a good time. We had lots of fun and the nature there is so beautiful. Thank you Explore-share and Soca splash for the great afternoon! I would recommend this activity to anyone without a doubt. My kids immediately told me they want to do rafting again soon !"
Aditya Kumar Jha
Aug 2, 2021
Best platform for mountain sports services. Easy to use, great personalised service and support.
Jul 5, 2021
I am very pleased to have booked with this group. All of my mails have been answered in no-time, I felt really safe on the rock and the atmosfere of the whole group helped a lot not to mind about stressing. Will be back for more!
Group of 1
|ISK 101959 Each|
Want a different number of travellers?
- Guiding fee
- Accommodation included
All meals are included starting from dinner on day 1.
Also included: students field book and student manual.
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