871005 Snow and avalanches - field training

Exercise and field trip
Semester hours
Lecturer (assistant)
Kraus, Sirah , Kropf, Nils-Jared , Reiweger, Ingrid , Fischer, Jan-Thomas
Offered in
Sommersemester 2024
Languages of instruction
Englisch, Deutsch


- Elementary avalanche rescue training
- Moving in snow covered, mountainous terrain while continuoulsy assessing the avalanche danger
- Performing field measurements within snow (snow profile, stability tests)

The excursion 2021 will take place middle of April in Galtür (duration: five days).

Previous knowledge expected

- Being able to ski or snowboard off-piste and to walk up a mountain with either skins or snow shoes
- The previous course "Snow and avalanches - field methods" has to be completed with good success

Objective (expected results of study and acquired competences)

Basic practical training for staying safe in avalanche terrain and performing field work in snow
You can find more details like the schedule or information about exams on the course-page in BOKUonline.