Can you imagine being in an avalanche…. The noise … The feeling of out of control….. That sinking feeling…… Then after the silence….. You hear another….. Some adrenaline junkies, if they are caught in an avalanche, don’t come back. Imagine what you would be thinking if you had been in an avalanche and then there […]
You’re off into the backcountry. You pack up your avy backpack. You look at the avalanche probe and then at your ski pole. Nah…let’s save some weight. Right we’re off. Halfway through the journey one of your buddies steps on a slab which lets go. Avalanche beacon out and into receive mode, you locate him.
That little box you hide under your outer clothing. The lights that flash on it when you turn it on. That piece of survival equipment that you never want to use but could save your life in the event of you being buried in an avalanche. Ever wondered how does an avalanche beacon work, well this
Imagine the fear of being buried alive, a small space left for air which you are using up rapidly. You calm yourself but breathing in and out in that small space has built up the carbon dioxide, you feel the world turning black… This is the worst nightmare for any backcountry skier caught up in
When snow builds up there is always a risk of it sliding down a mountainside. Especially if the conditions are right. The angle of the slope, the amount of snow, and a trigger. That’s all it takes for an avalanche to take place. So which types of avalanche are the most dangerous ? Lets first
What is the tracker 3 avalanche beacon The Backcountry access tracker 3 avalanche beacon is peace of mind. It is a beacon for use in avalanche country, for any sport, skiing, snowboarding or snowmobiling. Any time you go on the snow there is a chance of being caught in an avalanche, especially for the more