This year was a big year for the South American Beacon Project.
We started off with a beacon donation in Ecuador to support the first organized public avalanche course in the country. Thanks to Diego Allolio of Aprendica and Juliana Garcia president of the Ecuadorian Mountain Guides association, these types of courses will only further become available, and continue to increase awareness and avalanche education throughout Ecuador.
For the Chile season we were able to give ABS packs to Patrol both in Nevados de Chillan (Pictured first) and Corralco. Both areas are significantly affected by avalanches.
In Argentina we were able to donate ABS packs to Patrollers at La Hoya, as well as beacons to avalanche education initiatives near Choilia and Mendoza.
Thank you to everyone who donated, organized educational initiatives, and helped test beacons.