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.
*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)
*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
*Mid layer top
*Extra set gloves (use lighter ones for uphill)
*Pencil and pen
*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.