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Avalanche Rescue Training on 07 January 2023

organized by Thomas Baumgartner  contact organizer

Title :
Avalanche Rescue Training
Date :
Sat 07.01.2023
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Organized by :
Thomas Baumgartner
Description :

When did you practice with your avalanche beacon the last time? Do you know how to organize your group to quickly and efficiently rescue your companion(s)? Did you ever dig out a body from snow?

Important steps for “companion rescue” will be explained and practiced at a concentrated evening of theory and a day at a simulated "avalanche debris field". Further points concern the emergency equipment as well as a background of medical related rescue techniques.

Especially important is the training in the group-use of avalanche transceivers during an avalanche accident.

Technical Requirements: ST1 (some experience in ski mountaineering or snowshoeing, interest in improving independent and self-assured actions)

For full details, costs and registration, please click here

If you have further enquiries about this course or require assistance with registration (unfortunately the registration form is in german), please contact


1) This is a 1.5 day course. Starts 6pm Saturday evening for theory, and the practical session on Sunday.

2) Until the 10th December only active members of the Alpine Club Vienna may register for this course. After this date, if there are still places available, registrations will be opened to other Alpenverein members.

Technical requirements
T0, No requirements
T1, I can move myself surefootedly on trails and narrow foot-paths
T2, Rough areas, broken rocks and boulder fields are not a problem for me. I am sure-footed and free of dizziness
T3, I feel fine in difficult technical conditions and have mountain experience. I can manage to climb up and down without a rope on routes of climbing difficulty UIAA grade 1+ :
T1, I can move myself surefootedly on trails and narrow foot-paths
Physical requirements :
K2, 4-7 hours / day; up and down
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Car sharing will be organised by the organiser of the course.

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