Kevin Korpi

Kevin Korpi

N. Cascades Washington, sliding down Baker, rolling down Galbraith

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Kevin Korpi wrote an answer about on June 5, 2009

No, you don't need to have the same type of beacon (I have a DTS tracker (easier to use than the ortovox IMO) and my friends have different models. Depending on where you live, there are classes available for basic beacon usage, backcountry survival, and snow science (Avy 1, etc). I'd highly recommend investing in at least a basic course when the snow hits again. Your friends will live to thank you for it.

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