If you work or play in the snow, the key to avoiding avalanches is understanding the snowpack, the conditions that cause them, the terrain where they are likely to occur, and the specific nuances of the snow where you intend to travel. A snow science kit and the snow study tools that are included in them are key components in order to do this right.
Besides having a working knowledge of basic avalanche protocol it is important to have a snow study kit with the right snow study tools to help you assess the snow pack. When you're ready to know your snowpack, a Brooks-Range snow science kit and the snow study tools that we include in them will get the job done with scientific accuracy that won't weigh you down.
Brooks-Range snow science kits, study tools, snow saws and avalanche probes are the best you will find. We have developed these tools with professionals and hard-core mountaineers who depend on this information for their job and their safety.
When you’re heading out into the snow, make sure you’re prepared with the Pro Snow Study Kit. This kit is the perfect combination of components for AIARE Level 2 students or ski patrollers to study snow in order to assess avalanche conditions plus the Brooks-Range Ski Guide Cards (SGCs) set - a set of 18 prompt cards with vital avalanche, weather, snow and planning information.
Organize your snow study tools with our top of the line Snow Study Organizer Pro™! Bright yellow nylon with red trim for visibility, this zippered organizer holds all your field tools with sleeves for a field book, maps, Snow Crystal Cards, Brooks Range Ski Guide Cards™ plus holders for pencils, pens, thermometers, a slope meter, and pouch for a folding magnifier.
This set of 18 double-sided, full-color cards contain vital information for mountaineering ski guides and backcountry travelers.
Our Brooks-Range Snow Crystal Card Pro is designed with the professional in mind. The frontside has laser-etched 1mm, 2mm and 3mm snow crystal grids for examining snow crystals plus an Inclinometer for measuring slope angle by using the attached string and weight in 1 degree increments. On the backside are instructions for performing a Rutschblock and compression test, and smaller 1mm, 2mm and 3mm grids. Made of durable, anodized aluminum.
Our Dial Stem Thermometers read degrees in Celsius only since it is the standard scale for international studies in snow science. It comes with an easy-to-read one-inch diameter dial and five-inch long stem. The stainless steel stem has adjustment for calibration. Includes a case with a clip.
Features a dual scale (-50 C to +150 C/-58 F to 302 F). Fast 1-second update time.
Excellent tool for viewing snow crystals in the field. Folds flat for compact storage (2.25" x.1.5" x 0.5"). 10X Magnification. Inch and metric scales.
Our Brooks-Range Rutschblock Cord provides greatly improved performance over the traditional knotted rope, producing effective snow profiles with minimal effort. The Rutschblock Cord is virtually indestructible. The large loop handles at both ends of the Cord allow for easy grasp with gloves. This cord is made of 3/64” industrially rated steel cable with a “Safety Orange” PVC coating with a working strength of about 270 pounds.
2-inch wide natural bristle brush with wooden handle. Great for use in snow study pits!
Outdoor grade, 1 meter folding ruler in metric (cm, mm) and imperial (inches) gradations. Available in 100 cm (39.5" extended; 24 cm /4.75" folded) and 200cm (78.74" extended; 23.5 cm /9.25" folded) models.
A full, 200 cm folding ruler with metric and inch gradations. Each section snaps to 90° right angles, or in-line. Red highlights every 10cm on the metric side, every foot on the imperial scale.