ANENA training: avalanche rescue (Savoie)

Duration : 1 day

France, Northern Alps

Level : from beginner to intermediate

from 60 € / p. from 4 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 in Savoie, in the Beaufortain massif, in Beaufort-sur-Doron or Hauteluce.

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).


  • 9am: Meeting in Beaufort-sur-Doron or Hauteluce, depending on the snow conditions (about 25 minutes drive from Albertville).
    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 the place of departure.
  • 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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