Students continuing on for Module 2 should bring as complete a pack as possible in preparation for the Module 2 Winter Field Sessions.
But all students must bring at least winter gloves and some sort of pack, so as to practice unzipping layers to access the beacon, manipulating the beacon with bulky winter gloves, and extricating from a pack then assembling probe and shovel.
All students also need to be prepared for outdoor beacon practice in whatever weather is forecast for the day.
This hike will take place in whatever weather conditions we have that day, even full-on cold driving rain. Only dangerously high winds will cancel.