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Turnstones, Point, Truro, Cornwall, TR3 6NB




0870 760 7360

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Ski Level 4 EMS Assessment

This course completes the Level 4 European Mountain Security. It is a three day course which may involve one day using uplift and the other two touring away from the ski area. The tours are big days and may contain up to 1000m of ascent carrying a rucksack. There may also be early starts to make use of winter’s limited daylight and stay safe before the sun warms certain slopes. Ratio 1:4

You will be assessed in all of the techniques learnt on the training course. There will be a written paper on:

  • Knowledge of safety
  • Off-piste skiing
  • Mountain weather and environment

There will be a practical test on:

  • Preparation for and carrying out an off-piste itinerary
  • Appropriate route selection
  • Assessment of hazardous terrain, snow stability, slope profiles, etc
  • Appropriate actions in an emergency/avalanche situation

Please Note: A pre-requiste to book onto the Level 4 EMS Assessment Course, is to have completed the Level 4 EMS Training Course.

Should you fail to meet the standard in an area which can be re-sit in 1 day then you will be invited back for the 1 day.
Failing that, then a re-sit of the whole assessment may be necessary. If a candidate fails 2 EMS assessments then they will be required to redo the training course.

Important Note: Students will be able to book onto the Assessment course without having completed the logged days, but proof of these logged days must be given to the Guide on the first night at the welcome meeting. If proof of these logged days is not given to the Guide or are not to a satisfactory standard, they may be allowed to proceed with the course however a deferral will be issued and an admin fee attached to the submission of their logbook. This fee is currently £75.

For a full equipment and reading list Click Here

Level 4 European Mountain Security Log Sheet Click Here, for Log Book Guidelines Click Here and for the Log Book Policy Click Here

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