In emergency situations, speed is of the essence. That’s why Ortovox have made our 240cm-long aluminium probe even more efficient.
Thanks to the optimized PFA system, the Ortovox Alu 240 PFA Probe is now More compact while also offering better handling.
The quick-assembly strap makes immediate opening and assembly possible in one motion. In order to determine burial depth and select an optimized shovelling strategy, all our probes have highly legible Depth Markers and a clear 1 Meter Marker.
The bottommost segment in neon orange provides visual notification of the proximity of the buried person during shovelling.
The Ortovox Alu 240 PFA Probe new and improved Rubberized Grip also ensures safe, ice-free handling in all conditions.
All of the Ortovox Avalanche Probes are pack-friendly meaning you can stow your probe in almost anySki Backpack, All Ortovox Ski Backpacks come with a dedicated compartment for avalanche safety tools.
That’s what it’s about. In every detail. Ortovox develop high-grade specialized probes for the widest range of needs and user groups. The pursuit of Precision and Speed is our goal.
Because these can save lives in an Emergency. We deal with detail-focused solutions that make rescues even more intuitive and, together with an avalanche transceiver and shovel, lead us more quickly to the buried person.
PFA Assembly system
"Patented Flash Assembly" for reliable assembly that's quick as a flash. With over 100,000 PFA probes sold, the system has established itself in every area of application in the last 10 years.
Ortovox optimised the finer details for even quicker and more efficient handling: The quick-assembly strap, which is attached to the outside of the probe cover, makes immediate opening and assembly possible in one motion.
The PFA system also ensures it locks into place smoothly.
Visual Guide System
The intuitive visual guide system provides you with quick and clear information about the victim‘s depth at all times. You can perfectly Adapt your shovelling strategy and save important time thanks to the clear 1m marker, Contrasting Depth Scale and Colourful End Segments. The bottommost segments in neon orange indicate when you are approaching the victim.
Quick Release Cover
The quick-assembly strap makes immediate Opening and Assembly possible In One Motion, without first having to take the probe out of its cover.
Large Probe Tip
The significantly larger diameter of the probe tip compared to the probe elements ensures improved penetration.
Probe Poles - 7075 Aluminium T6 - Light and stiff and thus the aluminium of choice for all aluminium probes. Ortovox uses different tube diameters between 11 and 13 mm- meaning: the thicker the diameter, the heavier and stiffer the probe.
Probe Tensioning System - Steel - Steel is extremely rigid and sturdy. When weight is not a factor, but reliability and probing accuracy play a role, steel is first choice!