Thursday, 27 February 2014

Avalanche awareness theory

Delivering some theory sessions on Avalanche Awareness at UHI today prior to a day on the hill tomorrow.
We based everything on the AAP and looked at weather forecast options, the SAIS site, terrain issues and human factors. We had human avalanches down the stairs, some scary videos and some Oscar winning dramatic sketches to illustrate heuristic traps.
This afternoon we discussed and looked at some videos of different stability and propagation tests and some 'what if scenarios' before planning a good route based on a forecast.
Team are raring to go do it for real tomorrow now!
 Dramatic scenes illustrating heuristic traps
Checking the slope angle with the scale on the AAP Leaflet

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