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Henry at ORTOVOX Snowsports Session, Kendal Mountain Festival

5 November 2017

Henry will be presenting at the ‘ORTOVOX Snowsports Session’, at the Kendal Mountain Festival Saturday evening November 18th. He will be sharing his passion for off-piste through snippets from his Ride Hard, Ride Safe ‘Avalanche Talk’ and the ORTOVOX Safety Academy with a large audience at the festival. photo JC SOUILLAC The ORTOVOX Snowsports Session takes place at the festival on Saturday November 18, 2017 starting at 8pm in Kendal Town Hall. It will be a fantastic evening, and is one of the key events during the four […]

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No Risk Zone Off-Piste

4 October 2017

Know the ‘no risk’ zone for off-piste skiing!   There are very few quick, simple and accurate rules when it comes to off-piste and avalanche risk management. Indeed, most of the time we advise you to avoid going on automatic quick and simple rules because they are not always accurate and can be dangerous traps (even if they work most of the time). For example, it is dangerous to base decisions simply on the presence of trees on a slope – or to take people and tracks on a slope as signs […]

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NOTHING HAPPENS… most of the time

21 September 2017

Off-piste skiing and touring can be surprisingly safe. It can be as safe as driving your car for a couple of hours a day, if you regularly apply all the risk reduction measures that you learn in avalanche training. If you do not apply these measures, it can be surprisingly dangerous. Why wouldn’t you apply simple risk reduction measures? ​Because nothing happens most of the time when you don’t apply them. Observation and research show that, even if you ski on hundreds or even […]

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London Snowfest 2017 at Ellis Brigham

21 September 2017

At HAT we’re all about helping you enjoy your skiing and adventure more. That’s why we’re involved with Ellis Brigham’s ‘Snowfest 2017’ week.  They have plenty happening in their London stores to wet your appetite for the season ahead! From 23rd to 29th October, Ellis Brigham Mountain Sports stores across London will be hosting talks, great offers, and special guests popping in offering inspiration and advice, plus lots more. Henry’s doing a couple of talks in the Covent Garden store that Wednesday 25th / Thursday […]

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The off piste awareness tour

4 September 2017

At HAT we used to call our talks “avalanche talks” because they were primarily about avoiding avalanche danger. We now prefer to call them “off piste awareness talks”. We have evolved our training and events to be not just about avalanches, but about making the most of the off-piste. Off-piste is about discovering more of the mountain, it is about getting more from your skiing and for many helps them fall back in love with the sport. This is why we do it. With […]

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