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How an avalanche beacon works and saves lives

What is an avalanche beacon? An avalanche beacon is the informal name for an avalanche transceiver, a safety device that transmits a signal that rescuers use to home in on someone buried by an avalanche. Along with an avalanche shovel and avalanche probe, the avalanche beacon is one of the essential pieces of safety gear for [...]

By | August 21st, 2016|Avalanche, Backcountry, Gear|0 Comments

Avalanche probe: gear you hope to never use for real

What is an avalanche probe? An avalanche probe is a rod that's used to poke through avalanche debris in order to find a buried victim. Resembling a collapsible pole for erecting a tent, an avalanche probe is what rescuers use to search for someone beneath the snow, hopefully after they've quickly located the person by sight [...]

By | May 18th, 2016|Avalanche, Backcountry, Gear|0 Comments

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