Item: How to run an avalanche course when you have no snow. a peculiarly scotiish perspective i!!
Title: How to run an avalanche course when you have no snow. a peculiarly scotiish perspective i!!
Proceedings: Proceedings of the 2000 International Snow Science Workshop, October 1-6, Big Sky, Montana
Authors: Steve Blagbrough, Glenmore Lodge, National Sports Centre, Aviemore, Inverness-shire, Scotland, PH22 1SN tel. 01479811254, firstname.lastname@example.org
Abstract: Scotland can be an exasperating place to run avalanche education courses. One day you can be wading around in thigh deep, highly unstable wind slab. The next day a thaw will have stripped the hill bare leaving a very stable but ultimately boring snowpack. A flexible approach, a good imagination and a sense of humor is a pre-requisite for all avalanche instructors working in the Highlands of Scot/and. This paper looks at some of the teaching methods we have adopted to help us run avalanche education courses in Scotland's fickle maritime climate.
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Keywords: snowpack, avalanche instructors, teaching methods, maritime climate
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