With more and more people hitting the ski slopes in winter, there comes an increase in those who want to get off the beaten track, and carve their own fresh tracks in the snow. Off-piste skiing and snowboarding, along with winter mountaineering and ice climbing, is a great way to experience the mountains in winter. As everyone knows, avalanches are incredibly dangerous, and often it is those who leave the more populous areas in search of virgin snow, who find themselves in danger.
In order to help educate people about the risks, the Henrys Avalanche Talks (HAT) series is back touring the UKs indoor ski slopes this autumn. Covering the basic rules of how to avoid avalanches, and what to do when they do hit, the talks may well help you stay safe this winter. HAT are offering more in-depth talks on 2 dates, for those after more detailed information.
Tickets are 8 and you can catch the talks at the following dates;
Ride Hard Ride Safe Introductory Talk 7.30pm
Tuesday 25 October 2011 7.30pm Xscape, Leeds
Wednesday 26 October 2011 Xscape, Glasgow
Thursday 27 October 2011 The Snowdome, Tamworth
Wednesday 2 November 2011 Ellis Brigham , Covent Garden
Tuesday 8 November 2011 Xscape, Milton Keynes
Wednesday 9 November 2011 Ellis Brigham , Castlefield, Manchester
Ride Hard Ride Safe In-depth Talk 8pm
Thursday 3 November 2011 Ellis Brigham , Covent Garden
Thursday 10 November 2011 Ellis Brigham, Castlefield, Manchester
More information on the HAT talks is available on the Henrys Avalanche Talks website.