Ortovox Educational Trail

Ortovox Educational Trail

Stay safe in the winter and prepare yourself with knowledge that can save your life: The ORTOVOX avalanche educational trail, which is situated in the Rofan mountains in Maurach at an elevation of 1,800 metres, informs ski tourers and snowshoers how to stay safe in the mountains. At a length of two kilometres, seven interpretive panels explain potential hazards in avalanche-prone terrain: what kind of weather increases the risk of avalanches, what safety gear is essential, and what to do when an avalanche occurs. The avalanche educational trail, which was created in cooperation with the sports outfitter ORTOVOX, also includes safety rules for ascending and descending.

 

Let’s go! The first station features a safety checkpoint where you can test the functionality of your avalanche transceiver. Important: when planning a tour, always check the current avalanche bulletin online at www.lawine.at

What is the essential avalanche safety gear? Which factors have an influence on avalanches and how do slab avalanches form? The second station provides essential basic knowledge about avalanches and how to minimize your exposure to risk.

The third station of the avalanche educational trail Rofan gives you an overview of how wind, precipitation and temperature impact the danger of avalanches.

 

Educate yourself on how the terrain, the form of slopes and their gradient influence the formation of avalanches at the fourth station of the avalanche educational trail Rofan.

There are various methods to measure slope gradients, such as maps, pendulums, or apps. Learn how to assess slope angles at the fifth station of the avalanche educational trail Rofan.

When an avalanche occurs, every second counts. The sixth station of the avalanche educational trail Rofan provides an overview of avalanche rescue: what to do in case of emergency and how to use the avalanche safety gear.

The seventh and last station of the avalanche educational trail Rofan explains the safety rules for ascending and descending. Enjoy your backcountry adventure and be sure to respect local flora and fauna!

 

 

06.11.2021 10:27