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Beacon Guidebooks Avalanche Search and Rescue

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Prepare for backcountry adventures with Alloway’s comprehensive field guide. This waterproof, tear-resistant book includes avalanche rescue techniques, terrain assessment, medical protocols, and more, ideal for both professionals and recreationalists.

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This durable and compact backcountry field guide for professionals and recreationalists alike will help you be the best, most prepared team member possible. This easy-to-read and highly curated quick-reference tool includes leadership and risk management reviews, search strategies, probing and shoveling methods, medical protocols, patient packaging and rigging diagrams, quick reference cards and much more.

It can be difficult to remember and refer to all of the different clinics, classes, and conferences you’ve attended. This first-of-its-kind guide from Alexis Alloway is the single best resource to help you refresh and remember the many details involved in a backcountry avalanche rescue scenario. Whether you want to strengthen your terrain assessment skills mid-season, or need to double check your patient packaging in the field; whether you’re new to a rescue team, or an old vet, this 126 page book will help keep you on your “A-Game”.

  • Study up early in the season as you transition out of summer
  • Refresh yourself mid-season, before or after taking or teaching a class
  • Pull out of your pack to double-check your knots and snowpack tests or to jot down field notes
  • Waterproof, tear resistant
  • Dimensions: 5.5″ wide X  7″ tall X  0.5″ thick. Weight: 5 oz. Spiral-bound.


Here’s what Seattle Search and Rescue has to say:

“The best compact and comprehensive avalanche search and rescue book on the market. The book was primarily written for the Search and Rescue members, but is a nice tool for every recreationalist enjoying winter sports in the backcountry. It is a nice quick avy knowledge refresher at the beginning of the season or even before each trip. It covers everything from planning and risk management, snow analysis to search techniques, medical help and rigging. I would definitely recommend this book to anybody heading to the backcountry. Avy knowledge is perishable over the summer season, so a compact refresher is a must have.”

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