ski instuctors can you help

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  1. Can anyone shed any light on what equipment i need to order and take ski touring with me.

    I am interest on the items i need to order from loan pool stores at bicester, i am going to get ski tour profeciency.

  2. Is it an army course? If so I did it in 2001 and everything was provided.
  3. no i am organising the exped and need to order the equipment from bicester loan pool stores, but there is no set list you order what you want i just need to know what i actually need. If that makes sense.
  4. yes there is , send me you fax number & ill send the loan pool NSN Catalogue for both Bicester and Dulmen
  5. I'd recommend some skis :) Ski boots :) warm clothes :)
  6. And maybe some ski poles..... :roll:
  7. Good call Devlish! I snowblade, and therefore don't use them :)
  8. I have a copy of the catalogue but its not that easy. It actually just lists lots of different stuff that you could use, i need to know what i need to order out of the whole catalogue.

    cheers anyway
  9. Alsacien

    Alsacien LE Moderator

    Touring skis with articulated bindings - don't accept anything old.
    Touring boots (not ski boots) - insulation appropriate to the area.
    Skins, make sure they are new'ish - (for going uphill).
    Poles with large baskets.
    Touring brain bucket that suits eyewear.
    Goggs for bad conditions, glacier glasses for sunshine.
    Clothing - you can figure that for yourself I am sure.
    High factor sun block and lip balm.
    Avalanche kit: personal location device, search device (at least 2 per group), probe, shovel - if you are rich the "airbag" rucksacs.
    Depending on the route - basic climbing/safety gear: >30mtrs of 6mm rope, harness, belay device and a few crabs, cords etc. Crampons and ice axe again depending on route.
    GPS with track back.

    And don't forget a large pair of gonads.... :D

    If you need more specifics let me know, otherwise enjoy!
  10. Thanks very much, i can now crack on with ordering the stuff from loan pool stores.

    Cheers for your help Alsacien.
  11. goto a ski forum online, as the type of ski length depends on the weight & sex on the person on it.

    Or ask another Regiment's Ski Officer for help and advice