Item: Promotion of secure mountain exploration by the anna pasek foundation
Title: Promotion of secure mountain exploration by the anna pasek foundation
Proceedings: International Snow Science Workshop, Davos 2009, Proceedings
Authors: Pawel Chrustek1,2,3 1 Anna Pasek Foundation, Bedzin, Poland 2 Jagiellonian University, Department of Climatology, Cracow, Poland 3 VolunteerMountain Rescue Services (GOPR), Podhalanska Group, Poland
Abstract: The Anna Pasek Foundation (www.annapasek.org) was established at the beginning of 2008 in memory of Anna Pasek – a Polish student from the Jagiellonian University in Cracow, Poland. One of Anna’s major passions was mountaineering. She went climbing both in low and high mountains as well as in broadly understood polar regions. Anna's last challenge was to climb the Mont Blanc, the highest peak of Europe. It was the journey she never returned from. One of the most important aims of the Foundation is preventive, informative and promotional activity in the area of safe mountain exploration, especially the high-mountains and polar exploration. The aim is to reduce the accident rate in mountain and polar exploration to the smallest possible extent through comprehensive education and direct assistance. The Foundation is planning to teach people how to avoid accidents in the mountains and how to behave in critical situations so as to increase the odds of self-rescue actions as much as possible. A very important prevention activity is snow avalanche education. The Foundation organizes avalanche trainings and seminars. At the end of August 2009, the Foundation opened Alpine Training Base in the Olympic Village – Pragelato, Italy. The Foundation collaborates with science and rescue institutions e.g. Mountain Rescue Services from Poland, Soccorso Alpino from Italy and the Jagiellonian University in Cracow, Poland.
Keywords: avalanche education, alpine training base, anna pasek
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