An essential item in your standard safety equipment: the Mammut 240 Fast Lock Probe is a light, durable aluminium probe that packs up small for demanding users. The newly developed, glove-compatible Fast Lock system ensures maximum comfort when locking the probe and locating buried subjects.
Combine the Mammut 240 Fast Lock Probe with a shovel and probeof your choice to make a lightweight avalanche kit.
Beacon Search Probing
The pinpoint search (within three meters) is the trickiest part of a beacon search.
A probe can quickly confirm the location and depth of burial.
Probes with depth markings aid in determining exact depth and in determining the appropriate excavation area size.
From your lowest distance reading, probe 10 in (25cm) apart in an expanding spiral pattern.
Since the pinpoint search is done along the snow surface, insert probe perpendicular to the surface, not straight down.
After striking the victim, leave in place and start shovelling downhill of the probe.
Recommended probe length: 1.8 to 3 meters.
Performed if beacons are not worn or not functioning.
Probe up to 6 feet deep (1.5 meters) in likely burial spots.
These include the fall line below last-seen-area; around the victim’s equipment on the surface; above and below rocks &trees; depressions, curves, and the toe of the debris pile.
Studies show that avalanche victims rarely survive below 6 feet (1.5 meters).
Therefore a live recovery is more likely if you probe more areas than if you probe deeper.
Recommended probe length: 2 to 3 meters.
Mammut 240 Fast Lock Probe
Number of segments: 6
Probe length: Collapsed: 45 / Extended: 240cm
Tensioning system: Fast Lock system
Fast-Lock system - fast, individually lockable tensioning system
Stable, lightweight probe segment made from durable aluminium
Extremely precise probe scaling on both sides
Durable tensile tensioning cord for maximum stability of probe tensioning system
Drop-shaped probe tip for energy-saving probing
Practical probe cover with an integrated emergency plan