Mountain Training Release statement on Transceivers

I have just read the Mountain Trainings statement of transceiver use in Scottish winter. It is interesting giving the post I made a few days ago about possible Unintended Consequences that using avalanche transceivers might have on Winter Skills Courses in Scotland.

The MT statement emphasises that the training of instructors for scotland should be on avalanche avoidance rather than the use of aids to finds and rescue. Its main reason is that trauma is more likely in Scotland with thin snowpacks. So being avalanched should be avoided as you are as likely to die from injuries as burial. The full report is here.

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