Safety Tips - Splitboard Journal
Alpine safety, risk management and avalanche awareness.
How do splitboard professionals deal with the alpine dangers they are bound to face in their impressive runs?
What can we learn as normal splitboarders from the pros?
Jeremy Jones, Xavier de le Rue and other world-famous riders give us interesting insights into their strategies to minimize risk.
It is well known that avalanches are not interested in political boundaries. Freeriders and splitboard/ski tourers nowadays travel behind the good powder. These two facts have prompted the avalanche warning services Tyrol, South Tyrol and Trentino to bundle their activities in the joint project ALBINA. The aim of the whole project is to offer a cross-border, uniform and multilingual avalanche forecast.
20°C sunshine and cycling in a T-shirt.. but the split season isn't over yet. On the contrary, soon it really starts over again: with the bigger mountain projects, over the glaciers and to the steep lines. Time to gain some experience from the pros and to hear Xavier de le Rue about splitboarding life & risk management.
Here now the second part of our little interview series about splitboarding life and risk management. In this episode, we talk with Jeremy Jones about his most memorable moments while touring last season. Also he shares some thoughts on how to approach the mountains in a safe manner, and how to work with guides and other big riders during film projects.
Digital terrain models and slope angle maps derived from them, can be a very practical aid for planning safe backcountry tours. Using the example of OpenSlopeMap, we'll show you what you need to know about slope inclination on the map and on the spot.
One question we were often asked is, how do you begin with splitboard touring? You got snowshoes or your first splitboard and safety equipment ready. You already know what avalanches are and attended some snow safety training. Going down the mountain is no problem for you and you already have some dream lines in your mind you want to ride.
Rudi Mair and Patrick Nairz from avalanche warning service Tirol present their latest findings at the 5th Munich Avalanche evening. Here in the video they explain the 10 risk patterns of avalanches and sensitize us before the start of the winter season .
Furberg Pro Rider Lars Andreas Nielssen, got trapped by an avalanche, read about this terrifying experience and stay safe out there.
Anne Flore Marxer, one of the best known female snow- and splitboarders. Winner of the Freeride World Tour 2011 is talking with us about her approach for beeing safe in the backcountry.
Xavier De Le Rue, anyone who doesn`t know him? He is an outstanding Snowboarder, three times winner of the Freeride World Tour, Olympia Athlete, Athlete of the Year,... To make it short he is one of the best and most known snowboarders and Splitboard Mountaineers in the world.