When it all comes together all the thinking and planning means you get a lifetime of fun and a pension
|Folk need to know how to apply the forecast to trip planning by learning to understand it|
When dropping in stay next to each others tracks, go one at a time well spaced and from a safe area to safe area. What's a safe area? Good question as sometimes there are none, but basically its somewhere out of any slide path that you can identify. Consider that if its a big slide it could encroach on your safety island so pick your spot with care.
Be prepared to carry out a rescue. You are on your own as organised rescue will be too late. Talk this over before dropping in. You should all have done an avy course and so will have the gear, done the pre checks and discussed a plan - won't you? If you have not done an an avy course then consider why the feck are you even doing this!
|Fail to plan and think it through and it's never pretty. A ski tourer who was avalanched.|