The James Gordon Avalanche Trust was created in 2001 with the primary objective of creating an awareness of the potential danger of avalanches in New Zealand and educating young and not so young adventurers about the knowledge and equipment they should have before they venture into back country and into avalanche prone alpine areas
Location: Matamata , Matamata-Piako
Delivery Areas: Pickup only
Each pack contains one transceiver, one probe and one shovel. There is also a list of items that need to be in your pack. When going beyond the skifield boundaries each of your group needs to be wearing a transceiver as no-one knows who is going to be buried. Buried without a transceiver is a probable death sentence. Make sure all of your mates know how to use their transceiver. If you are buried you want them to find you fast. They need a probe to locate which way your body is lying and a shovel to dig you out....