Henry has written down and just published his top tips. 10 most important things to consider when entering the backcountry, or being on the mountain, from a safety perspective? So I thought where better to share this than on www.henrysavalanchetalk.com
- KNOW the danger rating definitions for the 5 international avalanche danger levels.
- READ the official avalanche forecast bulletin for your area/region the evening before you head out .
- Go with PEOPLE who share the same approach as you do to having fun and being safe off-piste .
- EQUIPMENT, have the essentials : avalanche transceiver, probe & shovel needed to get your friend(s) out from under the snow in 15 minutes or less.
- TRAIN with the safety equipment. Do a practical session on how to use your safety equipment (2-3 hours and refresh yourself each year)
- PHONE NUMBER of local rescue services. Have it in your phone.
- ROUTE(S) have a good idea of the area and routes you’ll be skiing ( from maps, guide books and/or personal experience ) so you don’t end up stuck on a cliff.
- SLOPE ANGLES know how to identify slopes of 30 degrees or more .
- TALK to local professionals like the ski patrol (piste patrol).
- ESSENTIALS learn the ‘essentials’ from henrysavalanchetalk.com
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Stay Safe and Have Fun