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Gear Checklist

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10 ESSENTIALS

Map
Compass
Sunglasses / Goggles
Extra clothing layers
Headlamp
First-aid supplies
Firestarter / Matches 
Knife
Food and water
Sunscreen

 



 


OTHER CONSIDERATIONS

Phone
Two way radio / Group communication
Hand / Feet warmers
Satelite communicator
Batteries
Survival blanket
Thermos or bottle
Ski scraper
Glop stop

 



 

GEAR

Binding
Boots
Skis
Splitboard
Skins
Poles

 

 

 

CLOTHING

Outer
    - Waterproof / Light + Breathable / Vented
Insulation
    - Easily accessible / down or synthetic / This will vary with weather conditions
Softshell
    - Breathable / Varies depending on temperature and weather
Base Layer
    - Wool or synthetic
Gloves
    - Light weight - Skinning + descent 
Hats, Beanies, Buffs
Helmet
Socks
    - Wool or synthetic
    - Thin / snug / not baggy







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AVALANCHE GEAR

Pack
Beacon
Shovel
Probe
Airbag Packs
Avalung
Avalanche Kits

    - Slope meter
    - Crystal cards
    - Thermometer
    - Field notebook
    - Magnifying glass

 






 

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BOOKS

Staying Alive in Avalanche Terrain
by Bruce Tremper

Allen and Mike's Really Cool Backcountry Ski Book

Backcountry Skiing: Skills for Ski Touring by Martin Volken



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RESOURCES

CAIC - Colorado Avalanche Information Center
    - Daily avalanche forecast and more

CMC - Colorado Mountain Club
    - Mountain Skills Classes www.cmc.org

Colorado Mt School
    - AIARE Avalanche Classes

Apex Mt School
    - AIARE Avalanche Classes

FOBP - Friends of Berthoud Pass
    - Education and information

AAC - American Alpine Club
    - Education and information  

 

 

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