Leading expert on avalanche and snow safety, Henry Schniewind, is presenting a Henry’s Avalanche Talk (HAT) at Kendal Mountain Festival as part of the ORTOVOX Off-Piste Awareness Tour.
The half hour ‘mini-talk’ titled ‘Avalanche Safety in 30 minutes’ takes place with mountain safety and clothing brand ORTOVOX on Sunday 20 November 20 at 9.45am on the Basecamp Stage.
During the talk, Henry will explain why off-piste safety depends less on an advanced understanding of snow science, and more on observation, checklists, teamwork and managing human factors. He will help answer the critical question ‘Is it safe out there’?
Henry said: “The talk is full of exciting images and videos showing some great skiing, along with close calls with danger. I’ll be delivering a risk management formula and checklist framework that will help skiers and snowboarders to see how riding off-piste can be no more dangerous than the activities you engage in everyday life, such as driving a vehicle on the roads”.
Participants to the festival can attend the talk free of charge and Henry will be available on the ORTOVOX stand at the festival from Friday afternoon onwards.
HAT talk: November 20, 2022
Place: Basecamp Stage