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UIAGM mountain guide Joe Vallone shows us the indispensable items he packs in his bag whenever he goes into the backcountry. 'Backcountry' is any time you're out of the controlled ski area boundary, and your rescue is never guaranteed. If you go under a rope or in to an uncontrolled area, you're responsible for your own actions and your own self-rescue. So what do you bring? Avalanche rescue kit is in there, of course - a shovel, probe and transceiver. But what else do you need? Turns out, these few items could save your life (not to mention make your time out in the mountains just that much more comfortable!). Joe's items, plus any technical gear you need for your specific trip, should put you in good position to start your adventure. Get packed, be safe, and get out there. Thanks to the BMC Insurance for supporting Backcountry Essentials. If you're planning a trip make sure you have the right insurance to cover your activities. For more info about Joe please visit What To Pack When You're Going Into The Backcountry | Presented By BMC Insurance

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Backcountry Essentials With Joe Vallone

Backcountry Essentials With Joe Vallone

7 episodes Latest 28th Mar 2016

Backcountry ski guide Joe Vallone shares his wealth of backcountry knowledge to help you be prepared, reduce risk and improve your mountaineering techniques. 'Backcountry' is any time you're out of the controlled ski area boundary. Such areas often pose significant danger so it's vital you are well prepared. Follow Joe in this series to enhance your knowledge and make your backcountry experience more enjoyable. Thanks to the British Mountaineering Council (BMC) for supporting the Backcountry Essentials series.

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