Women in the backcountry
Gone are the days when women would defer to their male counterparts for safe travel in the backcountry. The ratio of men to women is shifting into an even split, and no one in avalanche country should rely on friends — male or female — to lead them through the playground in safety. Snow Safety Australia is committed to increasing outdoor skills for women allowing them to gain confidence in decision-making and trusting their intuition while sharpening their knowledge in the backcountry.
Because women often learn differently, all-female courses can be set up to create the unique environments that cater to female interaction and support. When women get together in these workshops to hone hard skills and talk backcountry safety, the results can be remarkable.
“It’s less intimidating, more welcoming, and more inviting to have an all-female forum like this. It’s nice to be able to ask questions and not feel stupid about it.”
From discussions of decision-making frameworks, traveling wisely in the backcountry, and the intricacies of group dynamics, Snow Safety Australia covers a huge amount of information in a short period.