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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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Tip of the week

21 July 2017

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Ultra-light ORTOVOX ASCENT backpack. Great for ski touring

3 July 2017

Ultra-light! The ORTOVOX ASCENT backpack was originally designed for ski mountaineering. Here at HAT we reckon it’s a great option for ski touring and riding off-piste. We’re particularly impressed by how comfortable and light it is. Weight is always a prime concern when out ski touring or going off-piste. The ORTOVOX ASCENT backpack is made of tough abrasion-free material but has a ‘no-gimmicks’ design to keep its weight down. The 3D foam back-system helps to distribute the pack’s weight evenly between its hip fins and the padded shoulder straps, making […]

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