Essential for anyone interested in the properties and behavior of the all-important snow crystal, the Backcountry Access Snow Study Kit will give you key info for snowpack evaluation. With a calibratible thermometer, magnifying loupe, slope meter, and aluminum crystal card, you have a great start to snow study. Whether gearing up to get serious about your beloved snow worship or getting in-depth for backcountry travel and safety, this kit lets you look at crystal type and size to determine properties of precipitation, a slope meter to measure steepness, and thermometer to track temperature changes, all of which can help determine stability or slide potential. For further recording, get your hands on a field book and see how the whole season takes shape.
I've been using this kit for a couple of seasons now and weather I am having a casual day of touring and digging quick pits or getting after a full profile I love having my study kit. I always know where all my tools are, and the design is obviously well thought out by snow professionals.
Some of my favorite features to the case:
- the zip compartment which I use for my pencil, a mini write in the rain, and I actually put my slope meter in there too.
-The ability to hang the kit off my ski tip.
-The elastic band that runs across the back of the book which I use to put my field book in that way all my observation tools are in one place.
All and all a great kit to keep you organized in your pit.
Really makes the process of analyzing where to make your pit more educated and precise. Going step by step using each tool to make sure you're making the best decision.