Whether you are a ski tourer or a freerider, you are prepared for an emergency with the Mammut 240 Probe. The avalanche probe is made of durable aluminium and features integrated telescopiclocking for quick, glove-compatible operation in order to reliably located buried subjects.
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 Probe Features:
Number of segments: 6
Probe length: Collapsed: 45cm / Extended: 240cm
Tensioning system: Telescopic Lock
Telescopic locking - reliable, effective tensioning system
Stable, lightweight probe segment made from durable aluminium
One-sided probe scaling
Durabletensile tensioning cord for maximum stability of probe tensioning system
Drop-shaped probe tip for energy-saving probing
Suitable for use with gloves
Practical probe cover with an integrated emergency plan