Snug­gle up

Dis­cover the best thing about win­ter

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Two of the key fac­tors in de­ter­min­ing avalanche risk are know­ing the an­gle of the slope and the air tem­per­a­ture. Most avalanches oc­cur on gra­di­ents of 34-45 de­grees, while warm­ing tem­per­a­tures can in­crease the chances of the snow­pack sep­a­rat­ing. With its built-in in­cli­nome­ter and ther­mome­ter, the Slope An­gel pro­vides both an­gle and tem­per­a­ture in one nifty gad­get. It also comes with handy cue cards that pro­vide in­for­ma­tion on how to spot po­ten­tial avalanche ter­rain. And even if you tend to stay away from the snow, be­ing able to ac­cu­rately de­ter­mine the gra­di­ent of a slope is of ben­e­fit when it comes to mi­cron­av­i­gat­ing. For just £19, it’s a tool well worth hav­ing in your pack. > slo­pean­

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