Snow-safety gear we hope that you never have to use!
WHILE THE RIGHT GEAR MAY SAVE YOUR LIFE, THE RIGHT KNOWLEDGE HELPS YOU TO AVOID ACCIDENTS ALTOGETHER.
We at ARVA remain convinced that prevention is the best way to stay safe, and that the best safety gear includes the right risk analysis tools to avoid an accident altogether. Through our online training program, designed in partnership with ANENA, France’s national institute for avalanche and snow science, we offer you the chance learn more about terrain analysis, human factors, and using the right rescue equipment to stay safe in avalanche terrain.
1/ In the field
This chapter covers the mountain environment, planning, choosing your route, and decision making once in the field.
2/ Human factors
This chapter covers the influence other members of your group can have on the decision making process. Mood, motivation, fatigue, and the group effect are all factors you need to consider to safely move through avalanche terrain.
3/ LE SECOURS
Vous n'avez pas pu éviter l'accident! Cette section aborde le message d'alerte, la gestion de la recherche et les gestes de premiers secours.