Leaving for the wilderness through the Vail Mountain exit points is just like every other day in the backcountry: you must be prepared to cope with emergencies due to fatigue, equipment failures, weather, and avalanches.
Use the Know Before You Go program’s 5 step framework to prepare:
- Get the Gear
- Get the Training
- Get the Forecast
- Get the Picture
- Get Out of Harm’s Way
Learn more about this free avalanche awareness program here.