Safety first: the Mammut Carbon 240 Light Probe is a light, bend-resistant and compact carbon probe, consisting of seven segments withintegrated telescopic looking for quick, glove-compatible operation, allowing you to reliably located buried subjects.
for those who are looking to save weight on your avy gear but not miss out on functionality, we recommend creating your own avalanche kit by combining the Mammut Carbon 240 Light probe with the Mammut Barryvox S and Mammut Pro Light Shovel.
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 the 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 Carbon 240 Light Probe Features:
Number of segments: 7
Probe length: Collapsed: 38cm / Extended: 240cm
Tensioning system: Telescopic Lock
Telescopic locking - reliable, effective tensioning system
Stable, lightweight probe segment made from high-quality carbon
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
Suitable for use with gloves
Practical probe cover with an integrated emergency plan