"WhiteRoom's AvNav course is excellent....Packed full of the good stuff to keep you safer in the mountains."
James Madellin, Nov 2017
I have a very personal passion for teaching riders about safety in the mountains. My background as an International Mountain Leader as well as a Snowboard Instructor plus life-long experience of travelling in the mountains gives me a big base of knowledge to draw on. I mix mountain safety education into my freeride days and backcountry camps and I can also run avalanche safety or navigation training days. I run pre-season 2-day Mountain Safety courses aimed at teaching the basics of both navigation and avalanche safety or can run these on-demand during the season.
French Avalanche Forecasts: www.meteofrance.com
Europe-wide Avalanche Forecasts: www.avalanches.org
Avalanche Safety Training Video: Know Before You Go
Great intro video featuring Travis Rice and loads of other top snowboarders, skiers and snowmobilers
The European Avalanche Scale: www.avalanches.org
Avalanche Rescue & Safety Info: www.backcountryaccess.com
Lots of resources on using transceivers, probing, reading terrain, etc.
Common Avalanche Snowpack Problems: download
Human Factors: www.powder.com
Real-life incident analysis: www.nytimes.com
Avalanche Guys channel: www.youtube.com