Heading off piste this season? Make sure you have all the equipment and more importantly the know-how to stay safe in the backcountry.
We all get it. That urge to venture a little further than the marked out pistes, that longing to carve beautiful turns into an untracked powder field you can see in the distance. It’s the main reason so many of us head to these remote mountainous locations around the world.
However, away from the safety of the pistes lies the constant danger of an avalanche, and in situations of heightened risk, there are certain precautions that must be taken. Whether you are just shooting between two blue runs or skinning for days from hut to hut, there are some key pieces of kit and valuable nuggets of knowledge can save lives in the backcountry.
Unfortunately there will never be such thing as zero risk off piste, however by utilising all of these essentials, the risk is significantly reduced.