jallred22 wrote:Do you take avalanche gear (shovel, beacon, probe) for mountaineering events when you dont ski or snowboard?
jallred22 wrote: If you stay on ridge lines most of the time and go out in good avalanche conditions is there a reason to bring avalanche gear or is it overkill?
Joseph Bullough wrote:You need to use a certain amount of judgment about where your route will be going; across avalanche paths, terrain traps, etc. Also, the knowledge of your party members. If they are not somewhat skilled in its use, avalanche gear just becomes dead weight.
mconnell wrote:Bottom line is that it depends on the route. I usually carry avy gear when ice climbing you are almost always going to be in areas where avalanches come down. On a ridge, I almost never carry it (except I almost always carry a shovel on overnight winter trips). Skiing, I carry it unless I'm solo, but I usually don't get on very steep slopes and am very cautious when alone.
manfromnantucket wrote:To bad matski isn't here, he would give you an ear full about it, and some other things.... No shit that guy was funny. To bad our fun come to an end
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