ANENA training: avalanche rescue (Isère or Savoie)

Duration : 1 day

France, Northern Alps

Level : from beginner to intermediate

from 65 € / p. from 3 to 8 persons

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In partnership with the ANENA (National Association for the Study of Snow and Avalanches), I offer this training course with the objective of acquiring good practices and becoming autonomous in avalanche rescue. It is for anyone who wants to evolve in a snowy environment, snowshoeing, ski touring or off-piste skiing.

This day takes place:

  • Either in Savoie, in the Beaufortain massif, in Beaufort-sur-Doron or Hauteluce.
  • Or in Isère, at the Porte pass in the Chartreuse massif, or Chamrousse in the Belledonne massif. The choice is made according to the snow conditions.

After this course, you will be able to organize an avalanche victim rescue with your group and to manage a simple multi-victims avalanche situation.

We will cover all the key notions necessary to carry out your next outings in snowy environments:

  • Carry and assemble your equipment with efficiency.
  • Participate in the group's avalanche beacons search and rescue test.
  • Use the basic functions of your avalanche beacon.
  • Search for and locate one or more buried victims with the avalanche beacon.
  • Free a buried person using a specific technique.
  • Implement the proper conduct in case of an avalanche accident.
  • Pass on an alert to rescue professionals.
  • Determine the strategy to adopt in the situation.
  • Conduct the rescue operation.
  • Welcome the professional rescue workers.

For this day you can bring the following items:

  • Equipment:
    • Safety equipment (avalanche beacon*, metal shovel, probe).
    • Snowshoes and poles.
  • Clothing and accessories:
    • Waterproof jacket.
    • Thermal layer (down jacket or fleece).
    • Adapted pants (type of ski touring, cross-country skiing, mountaineering).
    • Leggings if necessary.
    • A pair of warm gloves and a pair of light gloves.
    • Hat (and / or neck warmer).
    • Sunglasses.
    • Sun cream.
    • Notebook and pen for taking notes.
  • Drink / food :
    • 1 liter water bottle and / or thermos,
    • Picnic to take out of the bag.

Do not hesitate to contact me if you need more information ("INFOS & BOOKING" button).

* Read beforehand the instructions of your avalanche beacon if you are not familiar with the model. Check the battery level (preferably new).

To go further in your learning and become autonomous in your practice of the mountain in winter, I advise you to follow my ANENA training of avalanche risk management or the one on two days which allows to "understand snowshoeing tracks" and which takes place in Savoie.


  • 9am: For Savoie, meeting in Beaufort-sur-Doron or Hauteluce, depending on the snow conditions (about 25 minutes drive from Albertville).
    For Isère, meeting in Chamrousse or at the Porte pass, about 40 minutes drive from Grenoble.
    Welcome and presentation of the day's objectives.
  • 9.15am - 10am: Theoretical basis in the classroom.
  • 10am - 11.30am: Use of the avalanche beacon, single victim search, probing, shoveling and first aid.
  • 11.30am - 12.30am: Avalanche scenarios.
  • 12.30am - 1.30pm: lunch.
  • 1.30pm - 2pm: Morning briefing then multi-victim search.
  • 2pm - 4.30pm: Workshop and organization of research in teams and multi-victim scenario.
  • 4.30pm - 5pm: debriefing of the day.

The price includes

  • Supervision by the mountain leader.
  • The educational materials developed by ANENA.

The price does not include

  • Transport to and from the place of practice.
  • Picnic lunch and snacks.
  • Personal drinks.
  • Anything not mentioned in "The price includes".
Next departures :

No scheduled departure, but you can contact me to book your dates.

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