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Avalanche Safety/Off piste guide Argentiere 21/03-25/03

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Hi all

Me and a friend are booked to stay at UCPA Argentiere from 21/03 - 25/03. Due to a mix up with availability we are on a no-instruction course, having previously wanted 2 spaces on the advanced off piste course (2 days guided).

Given we had arranged time off etc, we still plan on travelling and are looking for arranging similar level of instruction than would be offered by the course separately (albeit for more €€€!)

The key thing we wanted to get out of the course was some avalanche safety awareness - in particular an introduction to the basics of using the standard equipment (beepers, shovel & probe).

I've looked at the Evo2 Chamonix website - it looks like they offer an avalanche awareness clinic for €69 and a half day guided for €220 - which is expensive but feels right for what we want. We will likely tag along with a UCPA group on the Sat and Sun. However Evo2 aren't responding to my contact us form.

Just wanted to see if anyone had any other pointers on:

- Where to go to for the avalanche training?
- Any recommendation of guides/instructors that may have availability on such short notice
- How to contact Evo2 if they're ignoring my emails!

Thanks in advance
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 Obviously A snowHead isn't a real person
Obviously A snowHead isn't a real person
Contacting Evo 2 - call them! Numbers on the bottom of the page.
http://www.evolution2-chamonix.com/contact.htm

Avalanche Acadmey also have another course on the 20th, though that looks too early for you worth getting in touch with them anyway to see what they can do. Great guys, and courses.
http://www.avalancheacademy.com/product.asp?strParents=&CAT_ID=4&P_ID=6

BASS Chamonix also do 1 and 3 day offpiste courses. I can't see any currently scheduled that would fit your dates, but worth getting in touch with them too. http://basschamonix.com/3-day-off-piste
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Well, the person's real but it's just a made up name, see?
For a guide try Johnny Baird in Passy.
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http://snowheads.com/ski-forum/viewtopic.php?p=2718945
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 Anyway, snowHeads is much more fun if you do.
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We're in UCPA same time - I'm skiing and my mate is on a board - we similarly ended up on no-guiding course. What sort of standard are you guys and what are you looking for from a day's guiding (other than the obvious avalanche awareness training)? Might be interested in splitting cost of a day with a guide. Feel free to PM me


Last edited by Anyway, snowHeads is much more fun if you do. on Mon 12-03-18 16:48; edited 1 time in total
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+1 for Avalanche Academy.
If there’s a few of you speak to the hostel they will have good contacts for arranging someone.
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