Hello, for years avalanche safety educators/trainers have encouraged their students to practice with their avalance rescue transceivers/beacons.
I work part-time for Ortovox. I have taught a number of avalanche safety courses here in Colorado. I used to work for the CAIC as their first education director.
I'd like to get some "baseline of data" of how often folks actually practice with their transcievers/beacons. I'd like to hear how many of you practice and how often (i.e., once a week?, once a month? once a season?, once a year? you don't practice at all?, do you do single burial practices only?, do you you do multiple burial practices?, etc...). And what methods /meansdo you use for your practice sessions?
You can either post what you do here or PM me.
Please also tell me if you own a transceiver, backcountry shovel, probe pole, Avalung and Avalanche Airbag System pack. Also, what level of avalanche education do you have.
I posted this on the main talk forum in order to get more folks to look at this.