Item: How To Run An Avalanche Course When You Have No Snow - A Peculiarly Scottish Perspective
Title: How To Run An Avalanche Course When You Have No Snow - A Peculiarly Scottish Perspective
Proceedings: Proceedings of the 2000 International Snow Science Workshop, October 1-6, Big Sky, Montana
- Steve Blagbrough [ Glenmore Lodge, National Sports Centre, Aviemore, Inverness-shire, Scotland, PH22 1 SN ]
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.
Language of Article: English
Keywords: snowpack, avalanche instructors, teaching methods, maritime climate
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