This Ortovox S1 Plus Package has been brought together for the keen adventurer who likes to have only the best value and top end equipment.
This new S1+ combines the success stories of two unique transceiver innovations: the display of the relative location of avalanche victims and the SMART ANTENNA TECHNOLOGY! The Ortovox S1+ is a sensor controlled avalanche receiver whose three antennas allow for multiple burial detection. Avalanche transceivers are essential items of equipment for anyone going off Piste but useless unless the carrier also has a probe and shovel to dig the victim out. The flip phone design of the transceiver makes it light, compact and easy to carry at all times. The harness that comes with the transceiver is even handily labelled so there’s no difficulty when strapping it on. The basic functions of the sensor are easy to grasp and use: when the transceiver is shut it is in transmit mode and to turn it on to search mode, simply flip it open. After 90 seconds of inactivity, it will automatically switch back to transmit mode (though this can be changed to happen after 30, 60 or 120 seconds) which is an important safety feature in the instance of a follow up avalanche. The transceiver computer screen display shows all the buried victims in the area on a map, with the distance to each victim shown. When locating a victim, they will be shown on screen as a man, which you can then line yourself up with and walk towards. Other buried victims will then be shown passing on either side of you as you walk towards the primary victim. Up to three victims can be displayed on the screen at one time. For more information please head over to the Ortovox S1+ Transceiver page.
The Ortovox PRO ALU III Shovel turns heads with its unique design that responds to the toughest challenges. Its torsion-free aluminium-magnesium alloy creates an extremely durable and hard wearing shovel blade. An ergonomic handle ensures a good grip for both left and right-handed users. The shovel can also be used as an axe which, along with its more classic use as an avalanche shovel, also makes it an ideal tool for the building kickers. Its sharp edge cuts through even the toughest snow with minimal effort. quick-lock, blade and the channel-shaped telescoping handle can be put together with one motion. Not only can it be configured for both right- and left-handers it forms the foundation for the ergonomically clearing- function. One hand grasps the long grip side, which serves as an ergonomic lever, while the other hand has a strong grip on the handle's rubber-coated grip zone. !!!This shovel comes with the pocket spike!!!
This POCKET SPIKE is a Top piece of kit for ski mountaineers or free hill walkers who walk up steep terrains. Although usually its tucked away in your backpack or pants pocket, the EMERGENCY AXE can quickly be retrieved in Dangerous SITUATIONS. In just two steps, you can mount it onto the metal-reinforced PRO ALU III shovel handle for added protection. This POCKET SPIKE has two parts, The Sharp Forged axe head made of anodized steel and the shaft spike which replaces the shovel blade. The two parts can be folded together with no sharp edges for stowing in the carrying bag and Weighs just 95 Grams. ORTOVOX offers the Pocket spike either separately or as a set in combination with the Pro Alu III shovel. Suitable for all tours where a little additional support is needed over the last few meters. NOTE that the Ortovox Pocket Spike is only compatible with the Ortovox PRO Alu III Shovel.
The Pieps Carbon Tour 220 Probe is made with carbon fibre, lightweight and compact to ensure maximum packability.
Thanks to the heat treatment used on the carbon fibre, the Carbon Tour 220 is strong enough to rely on when the time comes to use it.
The fast locking system allows you to assemble the probe with a single throw and pull. The exact burial depth can be ascertained from the markings, so you can develop a shovelling strategy as soon as contact is made with a buried victim.
The PIEPS probe is designed to pin-point and find the position of a buried victim. Together with an avalanche transceiver and an avalanche shovel, it makes up the recommended standard avalanche safety gear of mountaineers or mountain rescuers.
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