WHAT TO BRING

Silverton Avalanche School AIARE L1: What To Bring

*Avalanche Rescue Gear:  * Metal Shovel  *Avalanche Transceiver  * Collapsible Probes (with measurement markings is helpful).

**The above can be rented from us-please let us know if needed.

*Appropriate backcountry ski gear (AT, Tele, Splitboard with skins, or snowboard with snowshoes).

*Ski poles (snowshoers should have poles also)

*Good backcountry pack that fits gear well

*Map of area if you have it.

*Compass

*Cell Phone

*Headlamp with extra batteries

*Small functional First Aid Kit ( wound management / tape, etc.) – at least 2 kits in group

*Multi-purpose small Leatherman Tool or similar

*Repair kit (pertinent to your mode of travel)

*Sunscreen

*Sunglasses

*Wool or synthetic long underwear

*Appropriate ski touring jacket & pants (lightweight gortex shells with leg and arm vents are ideal)

*Extra warm down/synthetic fill jacket for keeping warm when doing snow pits

*Cap

*Ski hat

*Mid layer top

*Extra set gloves (use lighter ones for uphill)

*Pencil and pen

*Note pad

*Coffee mug/travel mug (we are trying to reduce waste) 

*Food/water/thermos for field days (please bring a packed lunch for each day). 3-5 hours in the field each day.

**Optional: Locking Carabiner, bit of extra webbing/sling, duck tape, zip ties, space blanket etc can be useful items to carry.

**Please make sure you have tried any new gear out before the course to ensure it is in good working order.