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Avalanche card updated

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.

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Walking can be dangerous and is done entirely at your own risk. Information is provided free of charge; it is each walker's responsibility to check it and navigate using a map and compass.