With the current Scottish thaw not predicted to last, and with plenty of snow on many higher slopes, a useful avalanche advice card has been updated with mountaineers and ski-tourers in mind. The plastic-coated card, designed to fit into a rucksack or jacket pocket has been produced by the Mountaineering Council of Scotland (MCofS) in association with Avalex.
90% of people involved in avalanches actually trigger the avalanche themselves. This popular card aims to reduce this by providing a handy reference including the following information:
* Clues to instability/stability
* Rutschblock Test
* Safe travel techniques
* Search and Rescue
* Inclinometer to estimate slope angle
The card is available from the MCofS NB: details removed as the cards no longer available.