A first aid kit and communications device should be carried on all trips.  The club has an emergency satellite locator beacon, it should be carried on any FTORC trip where cellphone reception is unavailable.  Contact Bev to uplift it.

There are two primary New Zealand online resources to assist members to plan and execute trips with safety in mind:

1. New Zealand Mountain Safety Council Outdoor Safety Code

2. In the Mountains, the Federated Mountain Clubs online manual for Aotearoa's outdoors

Trip participants are encouraged to review both.  Please notify any incidents on club trips to the committee for shared learning.





 












NZMSC Outdoor Safety Code pie diagram


Beacons can be hired from Mobil 80 Town Centre, Te Anau, and mountain radios from Stew's Place, 8 Caswell Road, Te Anau, telephone 249  8363.
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