The SAIS are supported by many agencies and organisations who provide help in many ways, equipment and clothing, the provision of facilities from where we carry out our operation, mountain access and with support from many individuals who recognise the service that we provide to the public. We are very grateful for all the help we are given and would like to thank all those who provide support and enable us to carry out our work for the avalanche service in a more effective way.
In the field we rely on good quality clothing and equipment to carry out our task and to remain safe. Therefore careful consideration is given to sponsors who provide us with our essential gear.
We are pleased to continue our relationship with Mountain Equipment who provide us with well designed and functional equipment that works well in all the extreme weather conditions that we encounter in a Scottish winter. The exemplary design and quality of the products allow us to carry out our job with confidence, comfort and protection from the elements. GORE-TEX, Mountain Equipment and SAIS testing partnership explained.
Back Country Access/Mountain Sports
Back Country Access avalanche transceivers, shovels and avalanche probes are provided to the SAIS by UK distributors Mountain Sports. This equipment is used daily by the SAIS forecasting team when carrying out field observations and making hazard evaluations for public avalanche reports. We would also recommend that this equipment be part of any backcountry travellers tool kit as it is essential for any companion rescue in the event of an avalanche burial. Please explore the website for additional product info and excellent avalanche education advice and tools.
We are provided with Garmin Inreach gps units which we use on a daily basis both for navigational purposes and for live tracking when required. Additionally we use the camera units for collecting images and clips for relaying observed conditions in our mountain info blogs.