3. How dose ski touring kit differ from normal kit?

The basic’s of ski touring kit

To follow on from the video last week about my new found joy of ski touring, this a quick and basic run down of how the kit differs from normal ski kit.

I felt it essential to mention the basic avalanche safety kit which you need to take with you, however there are a few point that I have learnt of late:

  1. It’s ESSENTIAL taking the kit does not give you a false sense of security. It’s like wearing a seat belt.
  2. The kit is useless unless you know how to use it (in the intensity of the moment)
  3. One is ALWAYS learning, practicing and staying up-to-date.
  4. That all said, ski touring is as dangerous as you let it be pretty much. It can be a continuation to cross county seeing if you want it to be. To get started you can practice going up and down designated pistes which are very safe and/or hire a guide.

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