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hey everyone...i have this friend and hes takin me big mountain skiing, and he told me to pack my bag...so i was wondering what should i pack in my bigmountain pack??
i know im just a stupid noob but please help
Like Backcountry skiing? Shovel, Avy beacon, Probe (240cm or longer), avalung, extra layers, radio, skins, snow analysis kit... and samiches... lots of those.
Are you going backcountry?
Then you may be interested in getting some touring bindings and climbing skins, otherwise you're going to have to hike through waist deep snow.
Shovel will cost $25-$75
Probe will cost $25-$100
Avy Beacon will cost $250-$400
Avalung will cost $100
Climbing skins will cost $100
Snow Analysis Kit will cost about $100
There are courses which are highly recommended. It's not worth getting everything if you have absolutely no clue how to do a proper search using a beacon. Getting a heli lift out of the BC if you get in trouble is crazy expensive, so spend some time learning first.
Oh yeah, touring bindings cost anywhere from $250-$400
and clif bars....lots and lots of clif bars....
"Fucking hippies/inmates, forced to talk on the phone all day."-Enigma88
never tried those... I prefer Energy Gels cause they're not so pissin hard to bite into when they get cold.
You know what, on second thought, this just sounds scary. Your friend just tells you to pack your bag without even giving you any details? If I were you, I'd be really worried. If you get buried, can you trust your friend enough to know that he/she will know how to run a search with an avy beacon?
If you do plan on doing this, at least do a few practice searches together so you can build up the trust.
ok thanks alot...well my friends uncle is commin and he is like an expert so im sure hell teach us befor we go
yea dude, learn your shit before you go. and learn it as you go. go with someoen like your friends uncle who knows his stuff, only way to learn is to do it and see it. know how to use your beacon and probe, blah blah blah, but most importantly, just know how to stay out of an avy in the backcountry. their so avoidable.
oh, and instead of cliff bars, try some sharp cheddar cheese and summer sausage. works wonders on hikes and tours. just a hint.
RIP Doug Coombs
this shit an't stuff he can teach you in acouple hours, you should spend a full day or more practicing.
And if you would like information on which boots you should buy ask these people:
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