The North Face® Avalanche Awareness Lecture Series,in association with Snow+Rock and the Ski Club of Great Britain

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The nights are drawing in and snowsport magazines have hit the shelves – clear signs that ski season is just around the corner. Avalanche experts will tell you there are recognised dangers we face to enjoy an off-piste adventure. Knowledge is the best tool for keeping safe so join this lecture tour and brush-up your understanding of winter back-country snow travel.

Following outstanding feedback from last year’s series, Ian Sherrington, Chief Instructor at Glenmore Lodge, Scotland’s National Outdoor Training Centre is back by popular demand. Ian is an International Mountain Guide, a ski instructor and works as a tutor for Snowsports UK. He has a wealth of outdoor leadership experience and has led ski tours in Scotland, Europe & Pakistan.

Whether you are an experienced ski mountaineer, keen resort boarder or heading off piste for the first time, this lecture is a great start for making sense of the avalanche dynamic. Ian will look at the complexity of the challenges faced and offer solutions that work through a number of processes to raise hazard awareness and better management of the risk. The lecture will devote time to sharing how experts make decisions and how we can all use similar processes to plan and execute great days out. Topics covered will include:

•          A look into the areas that influence the avalanche dynamic; snowpack, weather, terrain and human factors
•          The importance and skills of good planning
•          Successful behaviour in the mountains
•          Technology – a positive opportunity?

Ian’s experienced knowledge and captivating presenting style together with great photos, videos, real-life examples and personal experiences make this lecture interesting, practical and memorable thereby increasing your margin of safety on snow and especially back-country.

At each lecture there are spot prizes of The North Face® equipment to be won and there’s an overall series prize to win a VIP shopping experience worth £1000.

All proceeds from the lectures will go to Disability Snowsport UK. In 2013 the lecture series raised over £2,000 for the charity.

Dates and Snow+Rock Locations
Monday Nov 24th                   Port Solent, Hampshire         The Boardwalk, Port Solent, Portsmouth, PO6 4TP
Tuesday Nov 25th                  Bristol                                     Shield Retail Centre, Link Road, Filton, Bristol, BS34 7BR
Wednesday Nov 26th             Manchester Chill Factore      Trafford Way, Trafford Quays, Manchester, M41 7JA
Monday Dec 1st                     London Covent Garden         4 Mercer St, London WC2H 9QA
Tuesday Dec 2nd                   London Kensington               188 Kensington High Street, Kensington, W8 7RG

Lectures start at 7.00pm
Tickets available from
£7 non Ski Club members, £5 Ski Club members.

Ski Club of Great Britain
The Ski Club of Great Britain is a not-for-profit snowsports organisation which offers benefits to over 30,000 members. The Ski Club helps members get the most out of their snowsports with 100's of discounts on travel, kit and holidays; access to industry-leading snow reports; info & advice on all things wintersports-related and exclusive access to the Ski Club Leader service. Visit:

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