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  • Kit includes an analog thermometer, slope meter, aluminum crystal card and 6x magnifying loupe, all packaged in a carrying case
  • Proper use of snow study tools allows the user to gather valuable information on the stability of the snowpack and make informed travel decisions
  • Thermometer lets you check the temperature gradient of the snowpack; temperature is displayed in Celsius
  • Slope meter calculates the angle of the slope, helping you navigate through potential avalanche terrain
  • Aluminum crystal card and 6x magnifying loupe allow you to study snow crystal shape and size to gain information about snow stability
  • Multiple slope indexes on the crystal card help you calculate the slope steepness on a topographic map; also includes a 10cm ruler
  • The Backcountry Access Snow Study kit comes in a thermoplastic case for securely stowing individual tools in a convenient place


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Best Use Backcountry Skiing
Dimensions 9 x 5.5 x 2 inches
Weight 11 ounces