Our avalanche Rescue intensive training gets down to business! Realistic avalanche search fields with complex multiple burials, probing exercises, how do I organize the right excavation, which medical aspects are the focus after excavation, how do I resuscitate properly and much more!
But one after the other...
Many avalanche rescue trainings deal purely with the search for the buried person. As soon as you have landed a hit with the probe, the practice phase ends here and you start again from the beginning. Several years ago, when the avalanche transceivers were still complicated and difficult to use, this may have been expedient. However, studies have meanwhile shown that even inexperienced people without practice can very quickly find a single burial at a shallow depth with a modern avalanche transceiver. Therefore, our focus in this intensive training is somewhere else!
When a burial occurs, every second counts. However, the situation is not already resolved once the probe has hit the victim. On the contrary! Now the second, time-consuming part of the work begins. We therefore practice all points of rescue from the first signal to evacuation and play through everything.
Can I appropriately rescue and look after my friends and companions in the event of an avalanche accident? What measures do I take when, what is important, maybe even essential for survival? What is a minor matter or a senseless time thief? We want to deal intensively with these questions, show solutions and, above all, practice them!
During the training, a large avalanche exercise is also carried out in the group with video recording and subsequent debriefing and error analysis.
The training content includes the following key areas:
•Dissolving a multiple burial (2-3 buried persons) - from a rough search to pinpointing.
•Dealing with a deep burial (deeper 1 meter) - from the signal search to the probe hit;
•Correct shovel tactics and technique
•Medical aspects of avalanche victims
•Dealing with hypothermia and the risk of death in the mountains
•Resuscitation of a victim with cardiac arrest (practice manikin)
•Removal of an injured person
Information about the Course:
•Duration: 2 days
•Meeting point: Kreuzeckbahn ticket office in Garmisch-Partenkirchen
•Base/hut: Kreuzeckhaus DAV
•Minimum number of participants: 6 participants
◦Mountain railways: 2-day ski pass for the Hausberg area
◦Accommodation/board: 1 night with half board (we reserve the room for you)
•Services included: Guided tour by two state-certified mountain and ski guides
•Requirements for the participants:
◦Condition: 3-4 hours ascent
◦Technique: Skiing off-piste
◦Other: Safe handling of the avalanche transceiver (resolution of a single burial)
◦Ski touring equipment (skis, poles, skins, crampons, backpack, helmet, etc.)
◦Avalanche transceiver equipment
◦Weatherproof and weather-adapted clothing