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Event tip | schnÖGSLn

Lecture evening in a relaxed atmosphere, this time digital

by PowderGuide 01/18/2021
The Austrian Society for Snow and Avalanches (ÖGSL) is organizing a virtual lecture evening with top-class experts from Switzerland and Austria next Thursday (21.1.) at 7 pm. As usual with "schnÖGSLn", the talks will be entertaining and accessible. After the talks, there will be time for questions from the audience and discussion.

The "schnÖGSLn" format already took place live twice last season in Innsbruck's Treibhaus. As this is currently not possible for known reasons, it will take place virtually this time. This makes it less sociable, but both speakers and viewers from further afield can join in. The talks will be broadcast in a YouTube live stream: LINK.

The topics

The schnÖGSLn 2021 is divided into 4 blocks, in which the speakers give an entertaining short talk on a given topic at the beginning. This is followed by an open, interactive discussion among the guests and the audience.

Snowpack - Dr. Jürg Schweizer
The interpolation of the point. What is a snow profile and how can I transfer information from the profile to the terrain?

Avalanche warning - Lisa Pulling
The pill beforehand - how and why the situation report comes the day before.

The human factor - Dr. Beni Zweifel
Talk is golden, silence is silver. Communication & avalanche prevention.

Terrain management - Walter Zörer
Terrain: I am not a question, I am the answer


The four thematic blocks will be followed by a audience session, where selected questions from the audience will be at the center of the discussion.

  • You've always wanted to know something specific about snow and avalanches, but haven't found a satisfactory answer anywhere yet?

  • You've had something tingling on your tongue for a long time and want to get it off your chest? Want to start a discussion?

  • Or simply want to test the knowledge of our experts?

The event will be moderated by Peter Plattner - mountain guide, expert and managing director of the Board of Trustees for Alpine Safety - and Jan-Thomas Fischer, President of the ÖGSL and Head of the Snow & Avalanche Department at the BFW in Innsbruck.

The ÖGSL is a non-profit association dedicated to the promotion of teaching, development, training and application in the field of applied snow and avalanche research and related areas. An annual membership costs €50, €35 for students, and includes an annual subscription to bergundsteigen. You also receive advance information on interesting events and can take part live in the monthly "Semmelnaren" (series of lectures on a wide range of snow and avalanche topics, often rather "scientific").

In the ÖGSL Infothek there is an extensive selection of video lectures - highly recommended for all those who want to delve a little deeper into the world of snow and avalanches!

This article has been automatically translated by DeepL with subsequent editing. If you notice any spelling or grammatical errors or if the translation has lost its meaning, please write an e-mail to the editors.

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