Snowshoeing is a new trend sport next to ski tours. With the increased foot pads you can easily move in deep snow and - similar to ski touring - climb steep slopes. Depending on the difficulty, these tours are not free of alpine dangers. Once we have to deal with a gradient of more than 30 °, we should have sound avalanche awareness and the routine of using a beeper, probe and shovel.
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