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Trip Information
Name: Avalanche Transceiver Practice
Starts: Wed Dec 09, 2015
Meetup: 5:30pm at North Van Superstore
Return: Wed Dec 09, 2015

Registration opens: Mon Nov 30, 2015
Event category: Practice
Difficulty grade: A1  [?]
For members only: No
Screening used: No
Max participants: 14

Organizer: Winifred Swatschek
Profile info:
Trip Planning Questions

If you cannot make the 5:30 meeting time, what time can you meet?

This will run until 10pm: do you need to leave early?

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Participant Information

This is not a course but we will go over the basics for those that are interested.

Topics covered:

  • pre-trip procedures
  • search
    • primary
    • secondary
    • pin point/grid
  • two-burial situation, especially for those without the ability to mark/flag the first transceiver
  • probing & digging techniques


  • transceiver
  • container to protect buried transceiver (note: most tupperware/rubbermaid containers crack/break in the cold)
  • shovel
  • probe (optional)
  • snowshoes (optional)
  • headlamp

I will have my transceiver plus one extra for burial.  I will also see about bringing something to bury for probing practice.

Meeting 5:30 pm at the North Van Superstore, near the gas pumps: http://www.realcanadiansuperstore.ca/LCLOnline/store_details_landing_page.jsp?storeId=854

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