SKI TOURING AND BUSH WALKING Cont . . .
Equipment
Each party member should carry a survival kit even on short trips in summer or winter.

This kit should include:
• Sunscreen;
• Mobile phones (note warning on black spots);
• Matches in a waterproof container and or a cigarette lighter;
• Map, compass and whistle;
• Space blanket or large plastic bag;
• Plenty of food and drink for your trip;
• 6 -10 metres of 2-3mm cord;
• A roomy day pack or rucksack;
• Filled water bottle.

  Group equipment, even on the shortest trip, should include:
• Tent or emergency shelter;
• First Aid kit;
• Stove, fuel and billy;
• Repair kit.

Snow Camping
Consult your local ski or outdoors shop for advice on the correct equipment for your personal requirements.
 

Alcohol & Drugs are fuel for disaster in the snow, they impair your judgement and your ability. Your reaction times are significantly reduced and increase the risk of injury. The whole alpine experience begins when you leave home and doesn’t finish until you return. Avoid alcohol consumption and the use of illegal substances, because they increase your risk of hypothermia.

Alcohol & Drugs impair judgement, slow response time and reduce your ability to respond to an emergency.