Avalanches are a serious risk in the UK and should not be underestimated; last winter season 299 avalanches were reported in Scotland alone, and sadly fatalities do happen. Taking some time to understand the risks involved will be well invested to help you avoid becoming part of the statistics. In the first of two sessions on avalanche safety, we’ll give you a better understanding of snow and terrain, and how these interact to create avalanches.
This session will be delivered by two members of the Plas y Brenin team: Will Nicholls and Matt Hawkins. Both are highly experienced in the UK winter mountains and are qualified Winter Mountaineering and Climbing Instructors.