Ortovox Avalanche Awareness Tour

Avalanche Awareness Talks

Henry on avalanche awareness tour

Henry is visiting London, Glasgow, Fort William Cardiff, Bristol, Cambridge, Reading, Manchester and Mendip, spreading the word about staying safe and having fun.  There are two versions of the talk:

  • The Essentials – a must see talk, full of ‘essential’ information for all off-piste skiers, no matter how experienced you are.
  • In depth – for those who have already seen the Essentials Talk at least once.


Eventbrite - The Essentials (Chester) Ortovox Avalanche Awareness Tour

Ride Hard Ride Safe – The Essentials

90% of avalanche accidents are triggered by the victim….. So as skiers, since we are responsible for triggering the slide, it is possible to figure out how to avoid this risk. Ride Hard Ride Safe is an introductory talk on how to manage these risks and still have fun at the same time. The question skiers always ask us – “is it safe out there?” Our answer is “it depends on….”

  • Where you go and when?
  • How you down or up?
  • If you are well prepared?

Ride Hard Ride Safe ‘The Essentials’ helps you answer these questions.

This provides you with an overview of the issues and opportunities to have more fun. We will help you understand the meaning behind these pictures. How were his friends able to dig him out? Why did this slope release, why did the skier survive unhurt? How did the skiers manage themselves to end up safe in this dangerous environment?
Ride Hard Ride Safe, The Essentials is more than a basic talk. This will equip you to make better decisions. It is suitable for experienced off-piste skiers as well as people new to the sport.

Eventbrite - The Essentials (Chester) Ortovox Avalanche Awareness Tour

Ride Hard Ride Safe – In Depth Triggering

This talk is for those who have seen an Essentials Talk at least once and have experience of off-piste skiing, with a guide or on their own. This talk is not a comprehensive tour of avalanche awareness. It is an in-depth look at one subject: Henry will explore how and why avalanches are triggered. You will get a lot more out of this talk if you attend an Essentials Talk before this event. Or you can watch the on-line version of our Essentials Talk by clicking here.

Eventbrite - The Essentials (Chester) Ortovox Avalanche Awareness Tour

Take a look at this video where Henry explains the reasons why you might want to come to a talk.