Safety in Avalanche Terrain. Self-rescue

Avalanche terrain safety course taught by Mamut Sierra Nevada

Safety in Avalanche Terrain. Self-rescue

Technical and practical training with ARVA safety kit, probe and snow shovel

Safety in Avalanche Terrain. Self-rescue

Technical and practical training with ARVA safety kit, probe and snow shovel

Are you able to answer the following vital questions?

✅    Do you know how to identify a risk of avalanches on your chosen route?

✅    Can you recognise and avoid avalanche terrain?

✅    Do you know the relevant protocol for self-rescue? Would you know what do in the case of an accident?

After the course you’ll be able to respond with confidence to the following fundamental questions

Just 15 minutes

In the case of an accident, avalanche victims only have a realistic chance of survival when rescued within the first 15 minutes following the incident. This is only achievable through self-rescue (protocol using ARVA, probe y shovel).

Going from here can cost ... a life

We’re here to resolve any doubts you might have

✅    Snowpack progression.


✅    Avalanches as an objective natural risk.


✅    Avalanche classification.


✅    Methods to reduce danger of an avalanche.


✅    European Avalanche Danger Scale.


✅    Identification of avalanche warning signs.


✅    Techniques for safe navigation of routes in avalanche terrain.


✅    Necessary equipment.


✅    Self-rescue method for avalanches.


✅    Practical training to assess avalanche risk.


✅    Theoretical study of snowpack layers.


✅    You’ll learn how to use a probe, snow shovel and ARVA kit correctly: self-rescue protocol for avalanches.


✅    Lastly, you’ll also gain practical experience in professional rescue methods for avalanches. Knowledge of Safety in Avalanche Terrain is essential for anyone interested in enjoying the mountains safely during the winter months.

Our course offers comprehensive training in addition to limited group size, enabling us to give you our full attention at all times and an optimal learning experience. Our expert team will help you to fully absorb all new information, ensuring that by the end of the course you will be able to safely and confidently navigate snowy mountain terrain.

Throughout the season we will carry out some courses too, not every weekend. Therefore, if you want to learn, do not miss this opportunity.

February 18-19, 2023

Limited places for 6 participants.

Price per person: €180 Places limited to 6 participants

This price includes:

✅  Classes with an expert instructor over the course of two 7-hour day sessions

✅  Basic equipment:

  • Remote control training station.
  • Equipment for nivology studies: magnifying glasses, viewing plate, nivology manual for crystal identification, hygrometer, clinometer…
  • Personal equipment: PROBE, SNOW SHOVEL AND DVA for the first 3 people to sign up

✅  Liability and Trip Insurance

Interested in the course but don’t have your own equipment (probe, snow shovel and DVA)? No problem, we have kits for hire for €25/day.

Remember, there are only 6 places

the first 3 people to sign up will receive a probe, snow shovel and DVA kit FREE to use for the duration of the course.

If after viewing this information you have doubts, don't worry, contact us and we will be happy to advise you.