Checklists are important for anyone traveling in the backcountry. They help remind you of crucial safety steps. Through studying avalanche incidents over the years, we can spot trends and repeating factors. Parties who are caught in avalanches often miss important things that appear obvious in hindsight.
The Five Rules to Stay Safe in Avalanche Terrain Card is intended to remind you of the importance of the decision-making process about riding a slope or traveling through avalanche terrain. As an added bonus we have added a leaving home checklist to review before hitting the mountains to not leave anything behind.
We feel strongly that by following these five rules your safety margin will be increased. Store it in your jacket pocket and pull it out often throughout the day. Download, save it to your phone, or print it out, and make sure you share with your friends!