Yeah, there will be more opportunities and to be honest, I dont feel super comfy being the only one in the group with out BC gear. So the shopping list grows.
It is a really good call. If you get buried, you're a corpse. Plain and simple. If you partner gets buried, you can't assist in any relevant way except to make a phone call for search and rescue. Which in turn becomes a body recovery.
Really, avalanche gear is not that expensive. You should be able to get a full kit for under $500. Beacon, shovel, probe. The Wilderness Exchange and Patroller Supply in Denver have good prices. PS is really good about hooking people up that I forward there from this site. Give Steve a call.
I thought that was you - sorry for selling you out like that "I don't even know this motherfucker!" (in my mind I was like "but I bet I could guess his internet handle lolol") hahah.....as soon as ski patrol started that sentence "so you guys ducked a rope, and you have season passes.." I went to the defensive dark side super quick after that lifty had called us liars. I was not about to have that argument on xmas day. Turned out great. First time on a snowmobile. I came back and got like 4 or 5 more laps on it as soon as they opened before I bailed.
haha all good man i knew they wouldnt pull our passes....that lifty always grumpy as shit lol when I went back to 8 I told him ok lets try this again he just laughed .... patrol at first were going to give us hard time but they really didnt care. snowmobile was cool,but he refused to drop me off on the ridge tho
"None are so hopelessly enslaved as those who falsely believe they are free"