Safety Tips in the 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.
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.
Martin (Seili) Seiler is one of the best Freeriders and Splitboarders in Sitzerland. Here he shares his knowledge about Backcountry, Splitboarding and Safety Management.
Freeride World Tour Champion 2011 Mitch Tölderer talking about Splitboard Touring und Safety at his Missions in the Backcountry. Take the chance, watch the video and learn from the pros.
It is the 31st of October, the PIEPS Freeride Team comes together at the Stubai Glacier to join the annual Team-Meeting at best weather conditions. Beside the usual Team-Talk there is also AVY-Practice and lots of theorie-input on the program.
Jeremy Jones, maybe the best known snowboarder and splitboarder in the world, founder of the Jones Snowboards Company and initiator of POW, took his time to give us an interview about splitboarding and safety. He talks about his personal safety management and gives some useful advice for this amazing sport.
Freeride World Tour Champion 2010 Aline Bock about Splitboard Touring and Safety. Learn from the pros how they reduce their risk and still ride impressive lines in the backcountry. Reflect your own skills and safety strategies.
This is the first interview from our series "Splitboarding and Risk Management". Worldclass Freerider and Splitboarder like Dave Downing, Jeremy Jones, Aline Bock and more, share their experience with us and wish everybody safe splitboard missions.
As we see from time to time splitboarders handling the most beautiful climbs with their tongue hanging out, we want to give you some tips for saving energy while skinning.
So you have checked your material the day before, the backpack is packed and we are ready to enjoy the freedom of splitboarding.
Since mid-December several tragic avalanche accidents occurred in Tyrol which killed six people on ski tours or freeriding.
Our backcountry hikes are evaluated, using the Swiss scale of difficulties (SAC).