Every participant will obtain obligatory avalanche equipment (avalanche backpacks, transceivers, shovels, probes). Before setting off the guides will instruct the participants of how to act on the slopes (avalanche safety training). Every helicopter is equipped with a first-aid kit which also has necessary equipment for transportation if injured. The connection between the guides, pilots and “earth” is obtained by using radios and satellite phones.
Note: RMGA (Russian Mountain Guide Association) was formed in 2008. Its goals are to train and “form” Russian mountain guides according to the international standards. Canadian Mountain Guide Association specialists are engaged in tutoring and examining Russian specialists according canadian standarts.
Over the course of studying, the students attend and pass numerous and long-lasting courses which include an alpine course for ski guides, a first aid course, an avalanche course (after passing which, the future guides obtain a Canadian Avalanche Association Certificate), 2 ski-touring courses and a final examination course.