online avalanche course

Establish communications procedures

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Stay in voice contact/visual contact, and ensure everyone knows how to use cell/sat phone, radios etc.  Preparations for this can be made the night before or the morning of departure, to save time at the trailhead.  At the trailhead, check for cell/sat phone coverage or radio coverage.  Establish next regroup point so that everyone knows how far and where to go etc. before the group will reconvene.

Good travel habits