Sledder Situational Awareness again

It seems someone else is paying attention to the sledder situational awareness problem, and has come up with a handy tool to help people develop skills and make better decisions.

Posted on the SledLink page, the “STOP” tool advises sledders to

  1. Stop in an area free of avalanches, regroup and communicate.
  2. Think about terrain features, and avalanche triggers
  3. Observe weather and snowpack
  4. Plan the route based on the observations

There’s a lot more on this, but you should get it from the horse’s mouth, no point in me copying it and taking any credit. It’s all good advice, and like I wrote previously, it’s basically encouraging sledders to stop and make more observations.

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