- What does need to be known and how to prepare to rolling on slopes?
Above all things is experience of rolling. To begin to go for a drive out of
routes, it is necessary to have a high enough level of rolling, especially on
virgin soil and in the conditions of aggressive relief (narrow corridors, rocky
appearances, steep slope). If a man has serious experience already, it is sure
in the forces and prepares to the off-the-airway lowering, I insistingly would
recommend carefully to learn relief of the future lowering - after a picture or
from the nearby areas of slope. Then make an attempt go around the most
Now about potential dangers. In the first turn it is «gifts» of weather.
To go for a drive out of routes during a snow-fall or I would rain did not
advise. Far greater pleasure can be got in fine clear weather.
Second danger - often mortal is an avalanche. For years my work and
practice of rolling I formed clear enough rules. Will take the liberty to bring
them over. It does not cost to go for a drive, if:
- plenty of snow fallen out for the short interval of time (more than
two centimetres hour-long);
- goes or a strong thundershower passed;
- there was a considerable wind transfer of snow;
- it is the protracted cold and clear period which follows by intensive
- at first «cold» (below «zero»), then «warm» (higher «zero») snow-falls
passed or vice versa;
- a temperature rose sharply (near a «zero» or higher);
- a temperature, close to the «zero», sticks to during the protracted
period (more than days).
Will make an attempt explain, how to behave, if an avalanche climbed all
the same. If you got in an avalanche, it is needed to operate quickly, without
panic. you have one advantage before an avalanche: you moved on speed, and avalanche
barely only began motion. Therefore take advantage of this advantage: you must
sharply rev up motion (to ride steeply and straight downward), then by a
declivous arc to go down in the nearest safe side. If a manoeuvre was not
succeeded, make an attempt rid of all superfluous (backpack, sticks,
pattens...) and remain on-the-spot stream.
What to do, when does appear under snow? Mainly, not to panic, it is
needed to form a group, bending knees and closing a person hands. When an
avalanche will stop, endeavour to fall out and move away snow from a person,
creating an air-chamber. Your main enemies are panic, which takes away forces
and hope, carbon dioxide which is selected at exhalation, and small supply of
air. Getting out from such situation is possible. All depends on your desire to
survive, certainly, your friends...
Dmitry STEFANOVSKIY, director of company Commandor, frirayder:
- Will talk about what clothes and accessories differ for hikes and
rolling on the equipped routes from clothes and accessories for friraydu (material, cutting out, additional adaptations and
others like that). On the whole, modern clothes for rayderiv are more free and more simple after a design, but
here has a large degree of protecting from the whims of weather and contact
with snow. The special attention is spared such elements, as a hood, cuffs,
snow apron, device of ventilation, glove, mask. Defence of spine and helmet
fully justify itself.
For ski-альпінізму and back-country is made very comfortable modern
models of alpinist clothes. They are maximally easy and functional.
Except for a standard set - dressed, defence, backpack with maintenance
- in large mountains, where the real avalanche danger is, it is accepted to
have at itself a «dzhentel'menskiy set», which
includes an avalanche sensor, probe and shovel...
Now a few words about surprises (risks), which catch friraydera. A most surprise is a shortage of skills,
insufficient experience and insufficient physical preparation. They increase a
risk to get a trauma and forever to lose a desire to go down virgin soil.
Frirayd requires other technique and the far best physical preparation
absolutely, than rekreaciyne rolling.
* Frirayd is as a morning in preschool - he is long expected and