Backcountry Saftey with Risk'n'Fun camps

Anna Langer

Once again, the Austrian Alpine Club is offering unique training camps for backcountry safety, avalanche awareness and touring this winter.

With 11 tour stops and three training levels, there should be something for everybody, who likes to ride off the beaten slopes and find his or her own little powder heaven.

Depending on the knowledge you already have, you can enter their “Training Sessions”, “Next Level” and “Backcountry Pro” courses, where you learn how to develop your own personal strategy and your own approach to risk optimization to apply during your runs in the backcountry. You’re accompanied by trainers and alpine guides. The “Training Sessions” mainly take place close to the piste, “Next Level” additionally deals with tour planning with longer ascents and the “Backcountry Pro” is an entire week of tours according to the concept of risk’n’fun.

For the first time, this year there will also be test equipment from various companies available so you can see for yourself which avalanche transceiver, backpack or shovel fits you best.

Dates 2010/2011:

LEVEL 1: TRAINING SESSIONS

Sölden: 18.12.2010 – 22.12.2010
Kaunertal: 05.01.2011 – 09.01.2011
Gargellen: 19.01.2011 – 23.01.2011
Hochkar: 09.02.2011 – 13.02.2011
Serfaus: 14.02.2011 – 18.02.2011
Tauplitz: 09.02.2011 – 13.02.2011
Heiligenblut: 27.02.2011 – 03.03.2011

LEVEL 2: NEXT LEVEL
Kühtai: 26.01.2011 – 30.01.2011
Sonnenkopf: 21.03.2011 – 25.03.2011

LEVEL 3: BACKCOUNTRY PRO
Innervillgraten: 21.03.2011 – 25.03.2011

CHILL OUT
Fieberbrunn: 25.03.2011 – 27.03.2011

For all information and registrations, go to risk-fun.com, email risk-fun@alpenverein.at or call +43/(0)664/8556433

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