Avalanche awareness lectures from The North Face


The North Face, in association with Snow+Rock and the Ski Club of Great Britain will be running a lecture series on avalanche awareness during November and December. Having sufficient knowledge of avalanche risk is critical to remain safe when winter mountaineering or skiing off-piste in the mountains and, experienced or not, this lecture is a great chance to gain/refresh that knowledge.

Ian Sherrington, Chief Instructor at Glenmore Lodge will be giving a the lecture series, during which topics covered include the areas that influence the avalanche dynamic; snow-pack, weather, terrain and human factors, the importance and skills of good planning, successful behaviour in the mountains, and the use of technology in avalanche awareness and rescue. Ian’s personal experience in the mountain environment and the extent of his knowledge will make this lecture interesting, memorable and incredibly valuable for anyone venturing into the back-country this winter.

Dates and Snow+Rock Locations:
Monday 24th November – The Boardwalk, Port Solent, Portsmouth, PO6 4TP
Tuesday 25th November – Shield Retail Centre, Link Road, Filton, Bristol, BS34 7BR
Wednesday 26th November – Chill Factore Trafford Way, Trafford Quays, Manchester, M41 7JA
Monday 1st December – Covent Garden 4 Mercer St, London, WC2H 9QA
Tuesday 2nd December – Kensington 188 Kensington High Street, Kensington, W8 7RG

Lectures start at 7.00pm, tickets available from www.snowandrock.com/thenorthface

£7 for non Ski Club members, £5 for Ski Club members.

There is The North Face equipment to be won at each lecture, and an overall series prize of a ‘VIP shopping experience worth £1000’. All proceeds from the lectures will go to Disability Snowsport UK. In 2013 the lecture series raised over £2,000 for the charity.

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