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Topic - Avalanche kit for the alps this summer?

Sam Maher - on 18 Aug 2013
Hi,

Some friends and I are going to the alps at the end of the month and were wondering if its common practice to take avalanche transceivers, probes and shovels for your first alpine trip?

Looking at the BMC's kit list for alpine mountaineering and generally in books it doesn't seem to suggest its necessary to take avalanche kits but is it better to be on the safe side... but then there is the weight... Currently we're looking at just doing the normal route up mt blanc and some beginner alpine routes around Arolla.

Thanks in advance

Sam
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