Detailed programme

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Session 1- Fri 20 July

Evening :
– Trip Planning – the importance of where, how and what to access before heading out.
– Effects of Weather on the Snowpack
– Selecting Safe Routes – Looking at terrain
– Safe route finding
– Preparing for the Field Day – checking gear and equipment

Session 1 – Sat 21 July

Field Day – Snow Farm
– Getting to know the gear
– Learning/refreshing transceiver use
– Touring clinic – An intro into reading terrain and how to move in it safely
– Intro into what’s in the Snowpack

Session 2 – Fri 3 Aug

– What to do if you or your mates get caught in an avalanche
– Mountain weather

Session 2 – Sat 4 Aug

Field Day – Cardrona
– Transceiver practice
– Small party rescue
– Touring clinic and terrain analysis
– Snowpack analysis

Session 3 – Fri 17 Aug

– Decision making – Human Factors
– Map reading
– Plan trip

Session 3 – Sat 18 Aug

Treble Cone
– Full day tour

Session 4 Mt Olympus Final Fling
– skiing, touring, hot tub, fab food, fun, fancy dress yoga


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