Free Avalanche Awareness Course


We are pleased to announce that Facewest will be holding an Avalanche Awareness day alongside Arc’teryx and the BMG (British Mountain Guides). The day’s activities will consist of transceiver training and avalanche safety, along with tips and instruction from experienced British Mountain Guide, Graham McMahon.

Graham McMahon

Graham has over 25 years of mountain experience, and currently spends the winters skiing and the summers climbing. He also provides avalanche training for the Ski Club of Great Britain and heads the mountaineering training for the UK’s UIAA Diploma in Mountain Medicine. You can check out Graham’s website here:

The knowledge gained from this event is vital to anyone who spends time in the mountains. The day promises not only to be incredibly helpful, but also a good bit of fun.

The course will take place on Saturday 10th January 2015 at the Edale Youth Hostel and will begin at 9:30am, with a likely finish time of around 5pm.

YHA Edale
Rowland Cote
Nether Booth, Edale
Hope Valley, Derbyshire S33 7ZH

This event is open to everyone and anyone, and is absolutely free! There are, however, a limited number of spaces available on this course – so if you are interested then please send an email with your full name to, and we will get back to you. Places are provided on a first come, first served basis, and we willask you for a fully refundable reservation payment which will be refunded upon attendance of the course.

For useful info visit the official British Mountain Guide site here:


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