Whether you're a seasoned ski-mountaineer or fresh out of your first AIARE course, it's always wise to have a plan for a day in the backcountry. Developed by the American Institute for Avalanche Research and Education, the Backcountry Decision Making Guide is a tool that guides you through planning your trip, recording observations in the field, and debriefing the day's snowpack and conditions with your partners. The bulk of the book contains pages that will help you plan your trip and evaluate terrain using the easy to follow layout that employees AIARE's risk management framework. Furthermore, with reference information about everything from filling out trip plans to understanding the forecast and performing snowpack tests, this book is a must-carry for anyone venturing into the backcountry.
- 36 formatted pages of space for planning, observing, and debriefing 18 trips into the backcountry.
- 12 pages for additional detailed snowpack conditions and stability test results.
- Waterproof pages allow you to write down observations in any weather.
- Chock full of useful reference information.
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