All participants on trips in avalanche terrain must:
- have a digital avalanche beacon, shovel and probe and
- have completed at least an AST1 avalanche safety course (or equivalent).
More information about avalanche beacons
From Alpine Club of Canada National Website:
- Participants on all mountaineering, skiing and ice climbing trips, camps and courses of the Alpine Club of Canada in avalanche terrain are required to use a modern avalanche transceiver, as recommended by Avalanche Canada. Recommended avalanche transceivers are digital, multi-antenna transceivers. Analog and single-antenna transceivers are not acceptable.
- ACC members are advised to take note of the manufacturer’s recommendations for the expected useful service life of avalanche transceivers.
- While digital, two-antenna transceivers (eg. Tracker DTS, Ortovox X1) are still acceptable, ACC members are encouraged to upgrade to digital, three-antenna models such as the Tracker 2, Ortovox 3+, Barryvox/ Mammut Pulse, Pieps DSP, etc.
- ACC members are also advised that the usefulness of any transceiver depends on the familiarity of the user with the transceiver. Regular practice throughout the season is strongly encouraged.